Elsie Mae Dillow Broadbooks 1920-2012
Elsie Mae Dillow Broadbooks, 91, Fairview, Mo., died July 15, 2012 at Granby House in Granby, Mo. She was born Sept. 12, 1920 in Humboldt to James and Leta Juanita Butler Moore.
She loved working with her hands, making crafts and flower arrangements and enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening, fishing and camping. Elsie was never afraid of hard work; during the war, she took a job drying eggs in a factory to support the troops. She also wor...
Jerry W. Young 1936-2012
Jerry W. Young, 76, Chanute, died Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center. Jerry was born in Chanute on Feb. 1, 1936, the son of Leo Nelson and Bessie Speck Young. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1954, and attended Neosho County Community College.
Jerry served his country in the National Guard for 20 years.
He was united in marriage to Georgia Ann Colston, June 28, 1957 in Chanute. She survives, of the hom...
Reuben Eugene Willis 1925-2012
Reuben Eugene Willis, 87, Emporia, died Sunday, July 15, 2012 at the Holiday Resort Care Center, Emporia.
The son of Reuben McNeil and Emma Louise Schramm Willis, Reuben Eugene Willis was born in Chanute on Jan. 18, 1925. He and Wadean Elizabeth Hayworth were married at the Lutheran Church in Humboldt on June 22, 1947. She died in Topeka on April 8, 2008.
Surviving family members include his son, Brian Willis and wife, Cydney, Manhattan; daug...
Lawrence ‘Butch’ Harris 1947-2012
Lawrence “Butch” Harris was born on Nov. 26, 1947 and the Lord called him home on July 8, 2012. He was raised by Henry “Dago” Fields (who preceded him in death) and Beulah Mae Fields of Chanute. Lawrence was born in Memphis, Tenn., to Nathella Harris (who preceded him in death).
At an early age he accepted Christ and was baptized at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Eufaula, Okla. Lawrence graduated from Eufaula High School and was later drafted int...
Dale Edward Weiner 1927-2012
Dale Edward Weiner, 84, Humboldt, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Harry Hynes Hospice, Wichita.
Dale was born in Great Falls, Mont., on Oct. 12, 1927, the son of Thomas M. and Ellen M. Broadbent Weiner. He graduated from Allen County Schools. He served his country in the United States Army.
Dale was very active in his community, both as a farmer, and as a drilling contractor, and co-owner of WaY Drilling Company. He owned and operated a truck l...
Pamela Cannon Ellison 1950-2012
After a brief illness, at the age of 61, Pamela Cannon Ellison died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. She was born Nov. 29, 1950 in Topeka, and was a loving daughter to her parents, Wayne and Jacqueline Brinkmeyer Cannon, who were born in Chanute. Pamela Sue Cannon Ellison grew up primarily in Bartlesville, Okla., and graduated from Miami Senior High School in Miami, Okla., in 1969. She received two As...
Evelyn Camp Cook 1918-2012
Evelyn Camp Cook, Chanute, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Garden Terrace of Overland Park, Overland Park.
Evelyn was born in Iola, the daughter of Martin and Susan Elizabeth Peabody Britt. She graduated from Iola High School.
She was united in marriage to Claude Camp in 1936. He preceded her in death in 1979. She was united in marriage to Frank Cook in 1984. He preceded her in death in 1999.
Evelyn worked as a seamstress for all of her adult ...
John Ornelas 1927-2012
John Ornelas, 85, Chanute, died Monday, July 2, 2012 at his home.
John was born June 16, 1927, at Bassett, the son of Joe and Juanita Medina Ornelas. He grew up in the Bassett and Iola area, attended Iola schools and served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
On Sept. 30, 1970, John married Ana Nuno. He worked for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Corporation in Torrance, Calif., before he retired at age 57. They moved to Humboldt...
Wayne Lee James 1944-2012
Wayne Lee James, 68, Roeland Park, died Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center due to complications from COPD.
A visitation was held Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 pm at Amos Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Shawnee. A visitation will also be held this evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Johnson Chapel in Chanute. The funeral service will be Friday, July 6 at 1 p.m. at the Johnson Chapel with burial follow...
Doris L. Cox 1933-2012
Doris L. Cox, 79, rural Thayer, died Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the Wilson Medical Center in Neodesha. Death followed a lengthy illness.
She was born May 24, 1933, at Urbana, to William and Ethel Gough South. She grew up in the Erie-Galesburg-Thayer areas and graduated from Thayer High School.
On Jan. 2, 1955 she and Virgil L. Cox were married at the Church of the Brethren near Galesburg. After their marriage they lived in the same areas and hav...
Jack Merlan Day 1926-2012
Jack Merlan Day, 86, Iola, died Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Allen County Hospital in Iola.
Jack was born in St. George on Feb. 22, 1926, the seventh of nine children of Paul and Pearl Cooper Day. He grew up in the Topeka area and attended school there. He served in the U.S. Army from June 1944 to June 1946. He was a mechanic. Later he owned the ready mix cement plant in Yates Center and the lumber yard. He enjoyed building race cars and water ...
Winton Brown 1932-2012
Winton Brown, 79, Kaw City, Okla., retired owner of Brown’s Mobile Station, formerly of Caldwell, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012.
He was born August 3, 1932 in rural Thayer to Lemmie and Fern Heck Brown.
He is survived by his sons: Stan Reynolds of Neodesha, Bryan Brown of Rago, Brad Brown of Arkansas City; daughters: Brenda Beach of Topeka, Beverly Yunker of Wellington and Bonnie Gibson of McPherson; brother Larry Brown of Thayer; and sister...
Carl M. Harvey, Jr. 1943-2012
Carl M. Harvey, Jr,, 69, died June 26, 2012 at his home in Little River. He was born April 8, 1943 in Buffalo, to Carl M. and Treva L. King Harvey. He graduated from Midway High School in 1961 and from Emporia State University in 1966, and later from Fort Hays and Kansas State University.
He was a retired school administrator and teacher. He also coached basketball, football, and track for 40 plus years at various levels.
On June 1, 1968, Car...
Rosella ‘Rosie’ Marie Koester 1925-2012
Rosie Koester, 87, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Rosie was born Jan. 21, 1925 in Tipton, the daughter of Joseph and Anna Simeon Thummel. She was united in marriage on July 27, 1943 in Piqua to George Koester, who preceded her in death on July 29, 2003.
She was a homemaker. She loved her family and in her own words, “They made my life worth living.” She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catho...
Joel Darrin Hull 1970-2012
Joel Darrin Hull, 42, a longtime resident of Altoona, died Thursday, June 21, 2012 while at work. He was born Feb. 25, 1970 in Coffeyville, the son of Luther “Ed” and Brenda Kay Hartsock Hull. Joel was employed by Jeff Hull’s Paving in Altoona, where he had worked in the family business for more than 15 years.
Joel attended the Church of God in Fredonia.
His survivors include four brothers, Martin Hull, Coffeyville, Kevin Hull, Parsons, Jeff...
Barbara Ann Phillips 1957-2012
Barbara Phillips, 54, Altoona, died Monday, June 25, 2012 at Fredonia Regional Medical Center.
Barbara was born in Leakey, Texas on July 11, 1957, the daughter of Hugh Nathan Routh and Marida Mitchell. She married Steve Phillips on Oct. 16, 1974 in Ludington, Mich.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Steve Phillips, Altoona; two children, Rebecca Phillips, Chanute, and Morgan Phillips, Altoona; one granddaughter; six siblings, Pat Brock, Miam...
George A. Fager 1935-2012
George A. Fager, 77, rural Erie, died Thursday, June 21, 2012, at his home following a courageous six-year battle with melanoma.
He was born April 8, 1935, in rural St. Paul to William Joseph “Bill” and Sereta Ellen Glasgow Fager. He grew up in rural St. Paul where he attended St. Francis Catholic School and was a 1954 graduate of St. Paul High School.
Following high school, he moved to California where he lived from 1954-1959. While in Calif...
Mary Marie Conley 1922-2012
Mary Marie Conley, 89, Fredonia, formerly of Neodesha, died Monday, June 18, 2012 at her sister’s home in Mound Valley. She was born July 9, 1922 in Fredonia, the daughter of Leland and Harriet Isabel Parker Kingsbury. She was a homemaker.
On August 7, 1940, in Fredonia, Mary was united in marriage to Albert J. Conley. He preceded her in death Feb. 25, 1998.
Mary was a member of the Bible Baptist Church.
Her survivors include a son, Marion Co...
Hilda M. Hesterberg 1911-2012
Hildegard “Hilda” W.M. Hesterberg, 100, Humboldt, died Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Hilda was born on Nov. 25, 1911, in Hoxie, the daughter of Fred and Clara Brune Hesterberg. She moved with her family to Humboldt in 1920.
In 1943 she moved to Chicago, Illi., where she worked as a secretary for the Federal Life Insurance Company for 25 years before her retirement in 1975. After her retirement, she return...
Bettie Marie Horton 1927-2012
Bettie Marie Horton, 84, Phoenix, Ariz., died May 29, 2012 at Fellowship Square Care Home in Phoenix.
She was born Aug. 13, 1927 at Grey Gable Ranch, in Virgil. She was the daughter of Roy and Elma Horton. After graduating from Moreland High School and obtaining a Master’s degree from The University of Colorado, she was employed by the federal government to teach at the Shonto Boarding School for Indian children in Arizona, while making her h...