Gerald Wayne ‘Bow’ Bowman 1919-2008
Gerald Wayne “Bow” Bowman, 89, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 at Labette Health, Parsons.
He was born June 6, 1919 at Mound Valley, a son of Selden and Hazel Clark Bowman. He was raised in Mound Valley and attended school there. In 1938 he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served most of his tour of duty aboard the U.S.S. New Orleans. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 when the Japanese attacked. Following his discharge he ...
Forrest Harold Sale, Jr. 1944-2008
Forrest Harold Sale, Jr., 64, Kansas City, Kan., formerly of the Wilson and Neosho County area, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 at his home. He was born June 30, 1944 in Chanute, the son of Forest Harold and Pansy Lewis Sale. He served in the United States Navy 1965-1969. He worked many years as a mechanic for Western Auto and an appliance specialist for Hobart Kitchen Appliances.
On April 1, 1983 in Kansas City, he married Mary Fiscus. She sur...
Helen Marie Hines 1909-2008
Helen Marie Hines, 99, longtime resident of Erie, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 at Prairie Mission Retirement Village, St. Paul, where she had been cared for the past three years.
She was born May 29, 1909 in the Centerville area, near Erie, to Albert J. and Maude A. Beard Walker. She had lived in the Erie area all her life. She graduated from Erie High School and taught in rural schools. Later she worked in the Register of Deeds office sever...
James Michael Booe 1985-2008
James Michael Booe, 23, Lake Lafayette, Mo., died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 from an auto accident near Pittsville, Mo.
He was born April 3, 1985 in Independence, the son of Tracy and Claudia Toon Booe.
He was a graduate of Goodard High School in 2003. He was working as a roofer for Trinity Roofing Company, Odesa.
Survivor include daughter Jamie Dannelle Booe and stepdaughter Melisa Folson, Odessa; a stepson, Sauer Folson, Odessa; mother Claud...
Ardeth Lee Willenburg 2008
Word has been received of the death of Ardeth Lee Collison Willenburg, Morton Grove, Ill.
Survivors include children Jeredith Duvall, Patricia McGhee, Jeanne Arens; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Dale Collison, Humboldt.
Visitation is 10 a.m. until service time of 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Humboldt. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Roger Kevin Wood 1959-2008
Roger Kevin Wood, Fairplay, Colo., 49, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008.
He was born Feb. 1, 1959 to Terry T. and Ann Holmes Wood.
He married Shawna Masure Oct. 1, 1994. She survives.
Survivors include a brother, Arlie, grandparents, Ballard and Gladys Wood, Henry and Weniferd Holmes; a son, Travis Wood; daughters, Tamara Lockhart, Tosha Farman Wood; a brother, David Wood, sisters, Sheri Loepke, Juli Cazzell, his father, Terry Wood, his mother an...
Joseph Thomas Spurling 1948-2008
Joseph Thomas Spurling 60, Iola, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2008 at his home.
He was born on Feb. 2, 1948 in Chanute, to William Thomas and Virginia Arlene Young Spurling.
He had worked in construction dealing with SEKAN asphalt. He had been a member of the United States Army.
On June 7, 2007 he married Ginny Hanna in Gas City.
Survivors include his wife, of the home, Jinny Spurling, his mother, Virginia Duke, Chanute, his father, William Spur...
Velma J. Sanders 1930 – 2008
Velma June Sanders, 78, of Chanute, passed away Friday, October 17, 2008 at her home.
Velma was born in Kiowa County, Kansas on June 8, 1930, the daughter of Terry Bruce and Olivia Emma (Ochs) Crowe. She graduated from Coldwater High School, Coldwater, KS in the Class of 1948. She then attended Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS, graduating in 1953.
Velma was united in marriage to James C. (J.C.) Sanders on August 19, 1956 at the Coldwater Un...
Velma Sanders, Chanute, died Friday, October 17, 2008, at her home.
Arrangements are pending with Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel.
Dorothy L. Kasper 1922-2008
Dorothy L. Kasper, 86, Toronto, died Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at Allen County Hospital.
She was born Jan. 22, 1922 in Oxford to J.W. and Anna Giesen Zieber. She graduated from Toronto High School in 1940.
On Oct.2 4, 1940, she married Orray Kasper in Iola. He died Dec. 21, 2006.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughter, Joyce Branch, Pasadena, Texas; a son, Norman Kasper, Jacksonville, Ark.; five grandchildren and nine great-gran...
Mary A. Bailey 1928-2008
Mary A. Bailey, 80, Salina, died Monday, October 13, 2008.
She was born Feb. 12, 1928, in Chanute to Charles and Annette Reed Beck. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Harold M. Bailey, Salina; a son, Terry Bailey, Hutchinson; four daughters, Sherry Rausch, Casa Grande, Ariz., Cindy Harvey, Salina, Christy Perez, Tulsa, Okla., and Machelle Lewis, Roswell, N.M.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral is 4 p.m....
Louis Matthew Kirchner 1912 – 2008
Louis Matthew Kirchner, 96, Chanute, died Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at his home.
He was born May 21, 1912, in Brainard, Neb., to Matthew J. and Mary Kouma Kirchner.
He was a self-employed mechanic.
He married Kathleen Carpenter Ford on June 15, 1988, in Las Vegas, Nev. She survives.
Other survivors include a niece, Darlene Olsen, Yates Center; a great-niece, Kim Heslop; and a great-great-niece, Kilea Heslop.
He was preceded in death by his f...
John Henry Lauber 1913-2008
John Henry Lauber, 94, Fredonia, died Sunday, October 12, 2008, at Fredonia Regional Hospital.
He was born Oct. 20, 1913, in Yates Center to Henry and Anna Miller Lauber. He was raised by an aunt and uncle, Clara and Bruno Miller. He was a graduate of Yates Center High School.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He married Margaret Ruth Guenther on Nov. 27, 1945. She died Oct. 16, 1982.
He farmed and worked in construction.
Frank Reynolds 1943-2008
Frankie Calvin Reynolds, 65, Toronto Lake, died Sunday, October 12, 2008, at Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center, Wichita, following complications from heart surgery.
He was born May 7, 1943, in Amarillo, Texas, to Calvin and Odessa Aubrey Reynolds.
He married Jody Wells on Sept. 3, 1968, in Medicine Lodge. She survives.
The Reynoldses own and operate Hilltop Grocery, Bait and Cafe on the lake.
Other survivors include his mother, Odessa Do...
Timothy H. “Tim” Link 1944-2008
Timothy H. “Tim” Link, 64, Toronto, died Friday, October 10, 2008, in Eureka.
He was born Aug. 14, 1944, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Roy and Marcella Bachalear Link. He graduated from Ohio schools and served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam.
And was employed with the El Dorado Correctional Facility for 30 years.
He was divorced.
Survivors include his mother, Marcella Bachalear, Cincinnati, Ohio; his former wife, Mary L. Huff, Augusta; three daught...
Ruby N. “Pat” Gerardy
Ruby N. “Pat” Gerardy, 97, Grove, Okla., formerly of Chanute, died Wednesday, October 8, 2008.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Roland F. and Juanita Gerardy, Grove, Okla.; a daughter, Pattie Richardson, Wichita; four grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Roland F. Cornelson and Fred Gerardy; and a son, Frank.
Funeral will be 5 p.m. Saturday at Baker Funeral Home, Wichita.
Leroy H. Lacen 1935 – 2008
Leroy H. Lacen, 73, Thayer, died Thursday, October 9, 2008, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 13, 1935, in Chanute to Edgar F. and Maxine Flickinger Lacen. He graduated from Chanute Senior High School in 1953.
He married Goldie D. Babcock on Aug. 7, 1955. She died on Dec. 31, 2005.
He was employed as a truck driver, mechanic and welder.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Kraige McElroy, Wichita;...
Richard C. King 1957-2008
Richard C. King, 50, Chanute, died Thursday, October 9, 2008, at his home.
He was born Dec. 26, 1957, in Shellyville, Ind., to Bill and Dorothy King.
He was an employee of Quest Cherokee Oilfield Service.
Survivors include his companion, Sharon King, of the home; three daughters, Audra King, Chanute, Erin Hudson, Lawrence, and Andrea King, Chanute; three grandchildren; his mother, Dorothy King, Kingston Heights, Ind.; five brothers and four s...
Kenneth L. Dunlap 1947-2008
Kenneth L. Dunlap, 61, Colony, died Tuesday, October 7, 2008, at his home.
He was born Aug. 5, 1947, in Garnett to Dee Milton and Marjorie Croan Dunlap. He graduated from Wellsville High School and Wichita Business College.
He served in the Navy.
He married Connie Vanderslice on Jan. 7, 1967, in Wichita. She survives.
He was employed as service manager with Kipper Chevrolet in Pleasanton.
Other survivors include three sons, Ray Dunlap, Chanu...
Genevia F. Gay 1925 – 2008
Genevia F. Gay, 83, Chanute, died Wednesday, October 8, 2008, at her home.
She was born in Rayborn, Mo., on July 21, 1925, to Hiram Franklin and Dalia Lathrom Carder.
She married Alvin Gay on Sept. 4, 1961. He survives.
She was a homemaker.
Other survivors include two daughters, Donna Shepard and Sue Shaw; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was ...