Opal Ging 1925-2012
Opal slept away peacefully January 11, 2012 at Medicalodge Post Acute Care Center, Kansas City, KS. Funeral Services will be at Thayer, KS Christian Church, January 14, 2012 at 10:00 A.M.
Opal was born August 27, 1925 to Acel and Myrtle Green Price at a farm in rural Galesburg, KS. She grew up on the family farm and started school at Prairie Queen School located on the farm. She was a graduate of Chanute High School and received a beauty opera...
Myrna Ann Hershberger 1936-2012
Myrna Ann (Brewster) Hershberger, 75, Bartlesville, Okla., mother of Jay Alan Hershberger and Julie Ann Johnson, was called by God to her eternal rest in the Church Triumphant on Saturday morning, January 7, 2012 while at Green Country Assisted Living.
Funeral services for Myrna will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 12 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, the Rev. Mark E. Carter, officiating. Visitation is this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Neek...
Richard Dean Tice 1926-2011
Richard Dean Tice, born in 1926 to Charles and Evelyn “Nellie” Tice Fisk, Chanute, departed to his Heavenly home on Dec. 22, 2011, with his daughter by his side, in Humboldt.
After graduating in 1944 from Chanute High School, Richard joined the United States Army, assigned to the Special Service Section, 257st Division Service Command Division, Fort Belvoir, Va.
Honorably discharged in 1946, Richard completed his Associates degree at Neosho C...
Mary E. Laubach 1929-2012
Mary E. Laubach, 82, Chanute, was received by Jesus to her eternal home on Jan. 7, 2012.
Mary was born on a farm south of Earlton on May 24, 1929, the daughter of Thomas Lee and Flora B. Chandler Mc Donald.
She was united in marriage to Roy L. Hutchison and they later divorced. She then married Raymond Laubach on Oct. 3, 1949 in Bartlesville, Okla.
Mary was a nurse’s aide.
She loved the Lord and attended the Church of God.
Mary is survived b...
Iona M. Kramer Cole 1922-2012
Iona M. Kramer Cole, 89, a longtime Galesburg area resident, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at the Presbyterian Manor in Parsons.
She was born on Sept. 5, 1922 at Arlington, to Allie and Maudie Simmonds Clark. She grew up on a family farm near Pretty Prairie and attended schools there. The family moved to Galesburg when she was a teenager where she attended Galesburg High School.
She and Carl Kramer were married on June 16, 1939 at Haven. He pre...
Faye Reece Robertson 1942-2012
Faye Reece Robertson, 69, Thayer, died at The University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012. The family will greet friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Penwell-Gabel Loran Fawcett Chapel.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Thayer Cemetery, with the Rev. Jim Pelley officiating.
Faye was born August 5, 1942 in Thayer, to Irving C. “Jack” and Della L. Baker Reece. Faye graduated Thayer H...
Gloria Joy Spears 1923-2012
Gloria Joy Spears, 88, St. Paul, Neb., died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 at her home in rural St. Paul.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13 at Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home in St. Paul. Chaplain Steve Shanno will officiate. Interment will be held in the Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Cherry Street Youth Center, PO Box 414, Chanute KS 66720 or to the St. Pau...
Jim L. Looney 1951-2012
Jim L. Looney, 60, Thayer, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 at his home in Thayer. Graveside memorial service will be held in Kinsley at 11 a.m. April 21 in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Jim was born in Dodge City, to Leonard and Annabelle Killingsworth Looney. He attended Ford High School and graduated in 1971. Jim later attended Wichita Welding School and received his Welding Certificate and later found employment with Midwest Minerals as a truck driver.
Melvin Allen Pettyjohn 1930-2012
Melvin Allen Pettyjohn, 81, a lifelong resident of the Fredonia area, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. He was born May 21, 1930 near Elk City, the son of Albert and Goldie Carroll Pettyjohn. Melvin was a graduate of Fredonia High School.
Following high school, Melvin served in the United States Army 1951-1971, retiring after 20 years as a Sergeant First Class. Following his retirement from military service, Melvin ...
Euell ‘Tally’ Miller 1920-2011
Euell “Tally” Miller, 91, Chanute, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 at the Heritage Health Care Center.
Tally was born at Tahlequah, Okla., on March 9, 1920, the son of Euell “Doc” and Ella Harris Miller.
He married Norma Jean Potter on Nov. 17, 1948. She preceded him in death on April 16, 1999. He was a heavy equipment operator for Walter Poor Construction for 45 years.
Tally is survived by his son, Joe Miller and wife, Margo, Shawnee Mission; ...
Elinor ‘Marie’ Holcom 1922-2012
Elinor “Marie” Holcom, 89, longtime resident of Altoona, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 at Wilson Medical Center in Neodesha. She was born May 24, 1922 in Salina, the daughter of Albin Levi and Ruth Stolberg Larson. Marie attended grade school and high school in Lindsborg, and completed her GED some 30 years later in Altoona.
On July 29, 1940 in Downs, Marie was united in marriage to Dwain Harold Holcom. He preceded her in death July 6, 2001.
Maxine Warner Fink 1921-2012
Maxine Grace Warner Fink, a longtime resident of Fredonia, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012 at Wilson Medical Center in Neodesha. She was born May 22, 1921 in Sycamore, the daughter of Thomas J. and Ruby Vaughn Coates Goodwin. Maxine was a graduate of Fredonia High School.
Maxine was united in marriage to Bill Brooks and they were later divorced. On August 16, 1965, she married Melvin Warner and he preceded her in death August 11, 2000. On Feb. 14, ...
Lois Laverne Osterberg Smith 1926-2011
Lois Laverne Osterberg Smith passed from this world on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 after an extended illness. Lois was a resident of the Medical Lodge of Fort Scott, where she received compationate care for the past five years and was loved by many of the staff and residents alike.
Lois Osterberg came to this world happily (we all know she did) on May 19, 1926. Her parents were Carold John and Josephine Dreon Osterberg. Lois had three siblings wh...
Edgar C. ‘Ed’ King 1925-2012
Edgar C. “Ed” King, 86, Chanute, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at his home.
Ed was born Jan. 19, 1925, at Success, Ark., the son of Clarence and Notra Melton King. The family moved to Humboldt, where he grew up and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1942. He served in the United States Army during World War II.
On April 28, 1945, Ed married Billie E. McCoy in Humboldt. Following his honorable discharge from the service, they made their ho...
Helen K. Farmer 1945-2012
Helen K. Bellinger Farmer, 66, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012 at the Allen County Hospital, Iola. She was born on Jan. 24, 1945 at the farm in Chickasaw County Iowa to Delbert and Marie Bellinger. She was raised in Northern Iowa and attended Chickasaw Country Schools as well as Plainfield High School.
She cleaned homes, delivered meals to Smith Farms and painted homes until her hiring at USD 366 as a cook in 1973. Several children have crossed her...
Russel Spohn 1930-2011
Russel Spohn, 81, lifelong resident of Fredonia, died at his home on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. He was born Jan, 8, 1930 in Fredonia, the son of Charles Albert and Lenora Isabel Carpenter Spohn. Russel was a 1948 graduate of Fredonia High School. He served as a sergeant in the United States Army 1951-1953.
On April 14, 1951, in Fredonia, Russel was united in marriage to Maurita Joan Opperman. She survives, of the home.
Russel was employed and ev...
Phillip Allen Crim 1981-2011
Phillip Allen Crim, 30, Parsons, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 18, 1981 at Parsons, a son of Allen and Bev Ratter Crim. He grew up in Parsons and attended school here. Following graduation he attended Labette Community College and later graduated from the Central Bible College with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Missions and Bible. He was currently employed as an I.T. technician f...
Jimmie LeRoy Orton 1929-2011
Jimmie LeRoy Orton, 82, Stark, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Jimmie was born Driftwood, Okla., on Nov. 23, 1929, the son of Raymond and Francis Hill Orton. He graduated from Driftwood High School in 1941. He married Jeane Mitchell on Nov. 26, 1953 in Erie.
He is a member of the American Legion in Erie.
Jimmie is survived by his wife, Jeane, rural Chanute; one son, Frank Orton, Meridian, I...
Louis Castellucci 1944-2011
Louis Stanislaus Antonio Castellucci, Yucca Valley, Calif., died December 22, 2011 in San Bernadino County, California, the result of a car accident.
He was born July 6, 1944 in Los Angeles, Calif., the son of Luigi Stanislaus Castellucci and Mariana Virginia DeLellis. He was a graduate of St. John Vianney Boy’s High School and attended the University of California at Los Angeles majoring in Business Administration. He was in the banking an...
Clara May Angleton 1935-2011
Clara May Angleton, 76, lifelong resident of the rural Erie area, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 in the emergency room of Labette Health, Parsons. Death was unexpected.
She was born in rural Erie on Sept. 13, 1935 to Clarence R. and Leona May Treadway DeWeese. She graduated from Erie High School in 1953 and attended Chanute Junior College.
On Nov. 18, 1956 she married Cecil Angleton at the Walnut United Methodist Church. They had observed 55 ...