David Woods 1927-2013
With the passing of David Woods, on April 11, 2013, at the age of 85, Grand Lake has lost a great jazz drummer. At the age of six Dave’s dad gave him a drum, which led to a life long hobby and dedication.
At an early age David was adopted by Harry and Edith Woods. He graduated from Ottawa University, in Ottawa, Kansas and served two years in the United States Navy. He moved to Humboldt in 1951. In 1982 he retired as president and owner of Hu...
Clinton Lee Boyd 1934-2013
Clinton Lee Boyd, 78, of Iola, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Asbury Park Health Care in Newton.
Clinton was born Oct. 7, 1934, in Gas, the son of Clinton Pruitt and Sylva Louise McClure Boyd. He graduated from Iola High School and Iola Junior College. He made his home in Iola except for living in Humboldt from 1973 until 1989.
He worked 40 years for the Kansas Department of Transportation as an engineer-technician before retiring.
Pamela J. McDaniel 1949-2013
Pamela J. McDaniel, 63, of Warsaw, Mo., formerly of Kansas City, died Thursday evening, April 11, 2013 at her home in Bent Tree Harbor. She was born on June 7, 1949, in Iola, the daughter of Ralph and Hazel King Rhinehart.
She grew up in Humboldt and graduated high school there. She attended the University of Kansas, where she studied to become a medical technologist. On August 16, 1971 she was united in marriage to Gene McDaniel. They made ...
Gloria Jean Davidson 1941-2013
Gloria Jean Davidson, 72, of Walnut, died early Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at her home. She had been in her usual health and death was not expected.
She was born March 24, 1941, in Los Angeles, Calif,, to William F. and Viola E. Walters Dennis.¬†
She was married to Charles A. “Chuck” Davidson, on May 13, 1958, at Noel, Mo.
Through the years, she had worked as a medication aide in nursing homes.
Survivors include three sons, Charles Davidson, ...
Kelly Jay Wendeln 1938-2013
Kelly Jay Wendeln, 74, of Wichita, died Sunday, April 7, 2013 at his home in Wichita.
Kelly was born in Toledo, Ohio on June 21, 1938, the son of Oliver B. and Suzanne B. Berdux Wendeln. He attended the Ridley Prep School in St. Catherine’s, Ontario, Canada. He also went to St. John’s Lutheran School in Winfield. He later graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Education.
He served his country in the Un...
Velma Ilene Moore 1925-2013
Velma Ilene Moore, 87, Altoona, formerly of West Plains, Mo., died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. She was born June 18, 1925 in Halstead, the daughter of Edmond Pete and Clara Louise Valdois Louia.
On Sept. 1, 1945 at Howard, Velma was united in marriage to Ralph Moore. The Moore’s spent most of their married life in West Plains, Missouri, before moving to Altoona in 2000. He preceded her in death on March ...
Charlie Bain 1917-2013
Charlie Bain, 95, of Rogers, Ark., died April 8, 2013. He lived in Chanute more than 70 years. He was born in Miami, Okla., Dec. 8, 1917 to Delbert R. and Lulu H. Niles Bain. Earl, Daniel, Frank, Ruth, Opal, Ruby, and Lucille were his siblings.
He is survived by his wife, Emma J Nita Muninger. They were married in 1935. Other survivors include son Charles Thomas and wife, Carolyn Sue Elam Bain, and a granddaughter.
Charlie attended public sch...
Anita Louise Martin 1965-2013
Anita Louise Martin, 47, of Chanute, died Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Anita was born in Chanute on Dec. 21, 1965, the daughter of Wayne Gomez and Linda L. Hemphill Bass. She attended schools in Chanute.
She worked as a dietary cook in the nursing home industry.
Anita is survived by her father, Wayne Bass, of Emporia,: three daughters, Pamela Williams of Thayer, Stephanie Daniels of Parsons, and Heather Mar...
Carl E. Mitchner, Sr. 1922-2013
Carl E. Mitchner, Sr., 91, died on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, Chanute.
Carl was born in Bedford, Ind. on Jan. 19, 1922 the son of Will and Fern Thompson Mitchner. On August 30, 1950 he married Opal Gilman in Jaunita, Neb. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1940 and was honorably discharged in 1945. In those years he was a member of the 150th Infantry Division during WWII.
He retired in 1986 after 21 years w...
Doris Mae Crouch 1946-2013
Doris Mae Curtis Splecter Crouch, 67, mother of Ruthann Tate, the late Linda Ashenfelter, Fran Young, Nancy Pollman, Susan Dew and Earl, Chuck, Ron, Stacy and Joe Splecter, died Monday, April 8, in Yates Center.
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 12 at campbell Funeral Home, Yates Center. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Burlington.
Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are su...
Sally Lou Middendorf 1927-2013
Sally Lou Middendorf was welcomed into heaven on January 9, 2013. She was 86 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Middendorf; parents, Charles and Geneva Sagner; and brothers, Jack Miller, John Sagner, and Fred Sagner.
Sally Lou and Artie were united in marriage on August 19, 1944. They lived and worked the family farm near Humboldt. Sally was an active member of her community and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. She was lo...
Josephine O. McCullough 1934-2013
Josephine O. McCullough, 78, died on Tuesday. April 2, 2013 in her home in Chanute, from cancer.
She was born on June 14,1934 in Yates Center, to Russell Raymond and Blanche Pauline Mulsow Elliott.
Josephine graduated from Chanute High School in the Class of 1952. While in high school, she met Earl F. “Frank” McCullough and they married on July 20, 1952.
The couple settled in Chanute where they started their family. Josephine was an amazing...
Lance Jay Laver 1962-2013
Lance Jay “Hippie” Laver, 50, died March 29, 2013 at his home in Kingwood, Texas. He was born July 17, 1962 in Chanute.
He was a heavy equipment operator.
Survivors include a sister Lisa Roberds, a brother Dan Laver, and two nephews, Brent and Brandon Laver. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Delores Laver.
Kingwood Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Gary Duane Smith 1959-2013
Gary Duane Smith, 53, of Chanute, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Gary was born in Detroit, Mich., on Oct. 11, 1959, the son of Garrett Smith and Marion Christine Patterson Horton.
He worked as a welder in the oilfield industry.
Gary is survived by his mother, Marion Horton of Chanute; a daughter, Jennifer Beal of Iola; and a brother, Wendell Smith of Buffalo.
He was preceded in death by his father, Garre...
Betty A. Warstler 1926-2013
Betty A. Warstler, 87, lifelong resident of Erie, died Monday, Aprl 1, 2013 at the Anderson County Hospital, Long Term Care Facility in Garnett.
She was born Feb. 24, 1926 at Erie, a daughter of Clarence E. and Natal Mary Basler Ellis. She was raised in the Erie area and attended school there. She was employed for a short time at the Prest Lumber Co. at Erie and later worked for Grandview Products at Parsons. She also helped her husband ...
Wilma Icephen Thompson 1920-2013
Wilma Thompson, 92, died on Monday, April 1, 2013 at Chanute Healthcare Center.
She was born on Nov. 17, 1920 in Osborne, to Elmer and Hazel Sellers Yarnell. On Jan, 29, 1939 she married Joseph Claude Thompson in Kimball. He preceded her in death on July 27, 1973.
She was a homemaker the majority of her life and also worked at Berg Manufacturing. Wilma enjoyed camping with her husband. After his death she took several bus trips with her frien...
Donald E. “Don” Born 1923-2013
Donald E. “Don” Born, 89, of St. Paul, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at his home.
He was born Oct. 23, 1923, north of Parsons, to Johnnie and Anna Paulie Born. He attended school in St. Paul and was a graduate of St. Francis High School.
On Nov. 3, 1943, he and Barbara R. Westhoff were married at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Greenbush. He was a loving husband and father. He spent most of his life farming and raising cattle on the family f...
The Reverend Tyra Talley 1922-2013
The Reverend Tyra Talley, Ed.D, died at the age of 90 on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Grand Village, Grand Rapids, Minn. Dr. Talley had been a resident in the rehab and memory care units at Grand Village since March 2012.
Tyra was born March 18, 1922, in Lula, Okla., to Dee and Opal Talley. He was the eldest of eight children. The family lived for a time in Pasadena, Texas, until returning to rural Allen, Okla. Tyra worked as a baker in a CCC c...
Kolter Michael “Pup” DeLange 1991-2013
Kolter Michael “Pup” DeLange, 21, of Brazilton, Kansas, died Saturday, March 30, 2013 as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident east of Walnut, Kansas.
Pup was born October 21, 1991 at Girard, a son of Pat and Nancy (Coester) DeLange. He grew up in Brazilton and graduated from Girard High School in 2010. He attended Fort Scott Community College where he studied Agri Business.
From an early age, Pup worked side by side with hi...
Kenneth “Ken” Wayne Rundle 1935-2013
Kenneth “Ken” Wayne Rundle, 77, Medicine Lodge, died Thursday, March 28, 2013 at his residence.
He was born on June 6, 1935 in Hoosier, Kan., the son of Ray Clarence and Edith Tweedy Rundle.
Ken was a member of the St. Frances Catholic Church in St. Paul. He was also a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medicine Lodge.
He attended elementary and high school in Arkansas City and attended college at Cowley County Junior College, Pittsbu...