Diana Ritz-Ware 1971-2010
Diana Ritz-Ware. 39, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010 in Olathe.
Diana was born Feb. 8, 1971 in Kansas City, Mo., to Charles and Daisy Delyght Ritz. She was a graduate of Chanute High School and attended junior college at NCCC in Chanute. She graduated from Wichita State University with her Bachelor’s in Psychology.
She was married to Jeff Ware in 1997.
Diana was employed with the State of Missouri Social Services program for eight years, and was...
Erma Lucille Duff 1924-2010
Erma Lucille Duff, 86, Thayer, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010 at the Chanute Health Care Center.
Erma was born in Scott County, Kan., on May 31, 1924, the daughter of George and Grace Bush Graham. She graduated from Shallow Water High School in 1942.
She was united in marriage to Donald E. Duff on May 6, 1944. He survives.
Erma worked at the Courthouse in Scott City, and was a secretary for the Thayer School System. She retired from Kansas Corp...
Wanda Lee Grizzle 1931-2010
Wanda Lee Grizzle, 79, Chanute, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Wanda was born March 19, 1931, on a farm just southwest of Iola, the daughter of Thomas Henry and Jessie Althea McMulin Larkey. The family moved to a farm northeast of LaHarpe and she graduated from LaHarpe High School.
On Nov. 13, 1949, Wanda married Virgil L. Grizzle and they made their home near Odense. In 1964 they moved ...
Ruth Eileen Nicholson 1920-2010
Ruth Eileen Nicholson, 90, Chanute, died Saturday, Nov.27, 2010 at the Chanute Health Care Center.
Ruth was born in Earlton on Nov. 2, 1920, the daughter of John Frank and Amy Strange Singer. She attended Earlton schools.
She was united in marriage to Denzel Nicholson. They later divorced.
Ruth worked at the Singer Caf√© from 1939 to 1958. She later worked at the Silver Grill in Chanute and Crown Drug. She worked for H.K. Porter for 25 years ...
Opal Stone 1913-2010
Opal Stone, 96, Hutchinson, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010 at Golden Plains Health Care Center in Hutchinson. She was born Dec. 13, 1913 at Lamar, Mo., the daughter of Floyd B. and Pearl Hall Fulps. She attended school in Lamar, Mo. She was a homemaker. She and her husband lived in Chanute from 1931-1955 where he farmed and later worked for Santa Fe Railroad. In 1955, they were transferred by the railroad to Burbank, Calif. She moved to Hutchinso...
Robert J. Wright 1946-2010
Robert J. Wright, 64, Iola, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Robert was born on Feb. 3, 1946 in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Robert Verdine and Edna Grace Gabler Wright. He graduated from Elk Grove High School in California and received his Master’s degree in Communications and Technology.
Robert served his country for more than 30 years, in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and Air Force Nat...
Ruth Eileen Nicholson, 90, of Chanute died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at the Chanute Health Care Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel.
A full obituary will follow.
Dorothy M. “Dottie” Dickerson, 87, of Baxter Springs, died at l:03 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at the Cherryvale Care Center, where she had been cared for the past several months.
She was born on April 20, 1923, in Giles County, Tenn., to M.F. and Oshee M. (Doggett) Grammar.She moved to Parsons with her family when she was a small child. She attended Parsons schools and graduated from Parsons High School. Later she completed a cosmetology cour...
Phyllis Dickens, 81, a 14-year resident of Fredonia, formerly of Anaheim, California, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Fredonia Regional Hospital. She was born on Jan. 20, 1929, in Providence, R.I. to Jose and Francelina (dej Pavao) Silva.
On Nov. 5, 1954, she married Ronald T. Dickens in Folkston, Ga. He survives at their home in Fredonia.
Other survivors include one daughter, Cheryle Dougherty, San Jose, Calif.; three grandchildren; and t...
Barbara Sue (Bell) Heady, 72, rural Erie, died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul. She had been in failing health for several years, but death was unexpected.
She was born on June 1, 1938, at Columbus to Grant F. and Esther L. (Stroup) Bell. She grew up in Baxter Springs and graduated from Baxter Springs High School. She graduated from the Mt. Carmel School of Nursing at Pittsburg and beca...
Blanche E. Shue, 88, of Warsaw, Mo., and a former Erie resident, died Saturday evening at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, M..
She was born on Nov. 22, 1922, at Springfield, Ohio, to Ross and Maude (Cornell) Massie. She grew up and attended schools at Springfield.
She and Lawrence V. Shue were married on Feb. 14, 1942, at Sugar Creek, Mo. He preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1997.
She was a homemaker, and her husband was a self...
Helen Louise Arthur, 84, formerly of rural Erie, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at the Pinecrest Nursing Home in Humboldt.
Helen was born in rural Erie on May 10, 1926, the daughter of John C. and Winnie E. (Romine) LaRue. She attended Grady School and Royster Junior High and graduated from Chanute High School in 1944.
She married Milton Joe Arthur on July 23, 1944, in Chanute. He preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 2003. The couple were marrie...
Alice F. Wright, 70, of rural Erie, died at 10:32 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at the Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
She was born on May 8, 1940, at Maitland, Mo. to Lonnie and Belle (Wardlow) Lance. She grew at Maitland and attended schools there. She moved to Savannah, Mo., where she worked at the hospital in St. Joseph as a certified nurses aide. In 1980, she moved to the Erie area, where she worked as a custodian at the Erie courthouse....
Arnold Eugene Summervill, 80, of Chanute, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at the Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
He was born in Marion, on May 13, 1930, the son of James and Florence (Ward) Summervill. He attended Humboldt Schools.
He served his country as a 2nd Class Yeoman in the United States Navy during the Korean War.
Arnold was united in marriage to Cleo Kittle on Dec. 31, 1952, in Long Beach, California. She survives.
Alice F. Wright, 70, rural Erie, died at 10:32 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at the Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Mo. Further obituary information and service arrangements will be announced by the Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Erie.
Arnold Summervill, 80, Chanute, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at the Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Arrangements are pending with Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel.
Marjorie LaVerne Cockrum, 77, rural Altoona, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.
She was born on Nov. 21, 1933, in Stroud, Okla., to J.C. and Bessie Logue.
On June 4, 1956, she married James E. Cockrum at Weatherford, Okla., she married James E. Cockrum.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children: Marsha Faye Heard, Wichita, Leon Edwin Cockrum, Hesston, and Lynda Jane Jensen, Valley Center...
Mary Rose Volmer, 81, of St. Paul, died at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Frontenac.
She was born on July 17, 1929, in Chanute to Don and Thekla (Janssen) Beard. She and Michael J. Diskin were married July 19, 1948, at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. He preceded her in death Feb. 9, 1974.
On Sept. 5, 1975, she and Cecil Volmer were married at St. Francis Catholic Church. He survives.
In addition ...
Earl Edwin Barnhart
Earl Edwin Barnhart, 89, of Chanute, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
He was born in Thayer on May 10, 1921, to Paul and Ruth (Bower) Barnhart. He attended Thayer schools.
He married Blanche Dell on Jan. 22, 1944, in Iola.
They were married for 66 years at the time of his death. She survives of the home.
He was a retired farmer.
He was an avid fisherman and coon hunter.
He was a sports en...
Mehrle "Mac" McDermed
Mehrle “Mac” McDermed, 92, Pittsburg, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at his home.
He was born on July 6, 1918, in Walnut to Floyd and Mae Lewis McDermed. He attended Walnut schools. Mehrle worked for P&M Coal Company for 40 years.
He owned and operated Mac’s Aircraft Repair for 30 years at Pittsburg Municipal Airport.
On July 1, 1939, he was united in marriage to Marie Myers in Girard. She survives at the family home.
He served in the United Sta...