Johnny E. Leroy, Jr. 1933-2011
Johnny E. Leroy, Jr., 77, Chanute, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at his residence in Chanute.
Johnny was born in Chanute on Sept. 19, 1933, the son of Johnny and Pearl Morehead Leroy. He graduated from Chanute High School. He was married to Ruth Ross of Iola for many years. They later divorced.
He was a great athlete growing up and played many sports including baseball, football, basketball, and boxing. He had his pilots license and loved to fly,...
Beatrice “Bea” Elizabeth Hottenstein 1925-2011
Beatrice Hottenstein, 85, Humboldt, died Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Chanute Healthcare in Chanute.
Bea was born at Ft. Madison, Iowa on June 21, 1925, the daughter of Ross and Catherine Temborius Saddler. She graduated from St. Joseph Catholic School in Ft. Madison, Iowa in 1943.
She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Humboldt.
Bea is su...
Shyrell Lee (Cranor) Smith 1943-2011
Shyrell Lee (Cranor) Smith, 68, Pittsburg, went home to be with the Lord suddenly Sunday, May 22, 2011 as she was traveling to work as a registered nurse (RN) at Freeman East, Joplin, Mo. Shyrell’s death, due to injuries sustained in the Joplin tornado, is a tragic loss for all family, friends, and associates who were touched by her. Shyrell lived in Pittsburg, Kansas for the past 13 years. Prior she resided in Altoona, Fredonia, and Coffeyvi...
Anthony Charles “Charlie” Thompson 1923-2011
Anthony Charles “Charlie” Thompson, 87, Chanute, died Sunday, May 29, 2011 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute. Charlie was born Nov. 1, 1923 in Moran, the son of Anthony Wayne and Jessie Rose Thompson. He graduated from Kincaid High School in 1941.
He was united in marriage to Elsie Mae Fraser on Nov. 9, 1987. She survives, of the home. Charlie was an electrical worker for the City of Iola until his retirement.
Along with his wife, ...
Ethel Lucille Tredway 1919-2011
Ethel Lucille Tredway, 91, Chanute, died Monday, May 30, 2011 at her residence.
Ethel was born at Walnut on Oct. 23, 1919, the daughter of Noble B. and Viola M. Critcher Puckett. She graduated from Walnut High School in 1937. She married Verle A. Tredway in Parsons on April 16, 1940. He preceded her in death on April 3, 1982.
Ethel enjoyed braiding rugs and making costumes for her grandchildren. She also loved spending time with her family, e...
Richard “Richy” Allen Barriger, Jr. 1973-2011
Richy Barriger, 38, Hays, died Friday, May 27, 2011 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Richy was born at Rawlins, Wyo., on Feb. 21, 1973, the son of Richard Allen Barriger, Sr., and Kathy Hecht Graves.
He loved spending time with his children and family. He also loved fishing, listening to music, hunting and the outdoors.
Richy is survived by two sons, Christian Barriger, Holcomb, and Shawn Barriger, Tacoma, Wash.; four daughters, Nichelle...
Janice K. McCoy 1941-2011
Janice K. McCoy, 70, life-long Erie resident, died Monday May 30, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute after battling cancer since 2009.
She was born Feb. 11, 1941 at Erie, a daughter of Silas and Fleeta Hickman McCrary. She lived her life in the house she was born and raised in. She worked cleaning houses and businesses around Erie.
In May 1962 she and Ward L. McCoy were united in marriage at Miami, Okla. They la...
Judith Lea Hedden 1938-2011
Judith Lea Hedden, 72, Chanute, died Saturday, May 28, 2011 at her residence.
Judith was born at San Pedro, Calif., on Sept. 28, 1938, the daughter of Byron Adams and Lola Moritzky.
Judith is survived by one daughter, Erin Muninger; and one granddaughter, Kelly Hedden, Rogers, Ark. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Cremation has taken place.
A family memorial service will be held Saturday, June 4.
Memorials in her name may be made to ...
Neva Leah Stout 1936-2011
Neva Leah Stout, 75, Wichita, died Saturday, May 28, 2011.
Born and raised in Humboldt, she is survived by husband, Charles “Chick” Stout; daughters, Lana Symonds, Wichita, and Lori A. Baumhover, Joplin, Mo.; brothers Floyd Crawford, Wichita, and Joe Crawford, Reno, Nev.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral is 3 p.m. today, June 1. Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Koman Foundation.
Condolences may be offered at www.resth...
Fredrick F. James 1951-2011
Fredrick F. James, 60, Fredonia, ormerly of Springfield, Mo.,, died Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. He was born February 8, 1951 in Fredonia, the son of Francis S. and Claudine M. Akins James. He was a retired security guard.
Fred is survived by his mother, Claudine James, Fredonia; and three cousins, including Wallace D. White, Fredonia.
Graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 2 at the Farmington Cemetery, ...
Floyd A. Russell 1930-2011
Floyd A. Russell, 80, lifetime resident of rural Altoona, died Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. He was born July 30, 1930 in Neodesha, the son of Charley E. and Sadie Carver Russell. Floyd attended school in Altoona, where he graduated in 1948.
On Oct. 17, 1954 at the Altoona United Methodist Church, Floyd married Margaret J. Green. She survives, of the home.
Floyd spent his lifetime operating th...
Leo J. Kaemmerling 1926-2011
Leo J. Kaemmerling, 84, Chanute, died Monday, May 23, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Leo was born in Blackwell, Okla., on Oct. 15, 1926, the son of Louis and Amber Frisbee Kaemmerling. He attended Chanute schools.
He served his country in the Army during WWII building bridges.
Leo was united in marriage to Regina Hubler. They later divorced. She preceded him in death in 1998.
He worked various jobs including working as a...
Donald Earl Stanley
Graveside inurnment services for Donald Earl Stanley of Elsmore, whose obituary appeared earlier in The Chanute Tribune, will be 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 29 at the Elsmore Cemetery. All are invited to 502 N. Main in Elsmore following the service for a time of fellowship with the family.
Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola is in charge of arrangements.
Marvin Martin 1920-2011
Marvin Francis Martin, 90, a resident of Vintage Park in Fredonia, formerly a longtime resident of Lafontaine, died Saturday, May 21, 2001 at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice at Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita. He was born Nov. 10, 1920 in Lamont, Mo.,, the son of Lewis Cecil and Pearl Mae Gowin Martin. Martin was a retired farmer.
Martin served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of the Lafont...
Gloria Faye Goff 1935-2011
Gloria Faye Goff, 76, St. Paul, died at Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Labette Health, Parsons.
She was born Feb. 28, 1935, a daughter of Stanley Whitworth and Loretta June Whitworth Harding. She grew up and attended school in rural Neosho County.
She met and married Virgil L. Goff on Dec. 23, 1952 at Huntsville, Ark. She worked 32 years at the Home Savings Bank at Chanute, retiring as secretary and treasurer.
Gloria was a long-time member of t...
Scott A. Coomes 1963-2011
Scott A. Coomes, 47, St. Paul, died Saturday, May 21, 2011, at his home. He had been in failing health the past two years.
He was born August 29, 1963, in Garden City, Mich., to Adrian Dale and Helen Schoenhofer Coomes. He moved with his family to St. Paul where he graduated from St. Paul High School in 1981.
Scott worked in construction for several years then later worked at Industrial Crating in St. Paul. Most recently he was employed with...
Clarence W. Barr 1927-2011
Clarence W. Barr, 83, Chanute died Wednesday, May 18, 2011 in Chanute. Born June 11, 1927, in Rose, Kansas, he was the son of Anna Elizabeth Goloby and James Chester Barr. They preceded him in death, along with his brothers; Harold and Richard Barr and a sister, Elizabeth Ann Barr.
Clarence grew up on a farm and attended Maple Grove School. He knew the meaning of hard work. He was employed for many years at Mid America Refinery. He then retire...
Velma Marie Grogan 1915-2011
Velma Marie Grogan, 95, Independence, formerly of Chanute, died Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Mercy Hospital in Independence.
Velma was born in Chanute on Dec. 17, 1915, the daughter of Arthur Edwin and Edna C. Underhill Turner. She graduated from Chanute High School.
She was a lifelong resident of Chanute where she lived at 1428 S. Highland for a majority of that time. In March 2010 she moved to Independence and lived at Regal Estate for the past...
Clifford Ernest Welch 1913-2011
Clifford Ernest Welch, 97, died Monday, May 16, 2011 at Valley Gardens Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Stockton, Calif., after a short illness.
He was born in Havana on Sept. 9, 1913 to John William and Eva Louise Davey Welch. The family moved to Chanute when he was a small child. He attended Chanute schools and was a WWII veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Evelyn Marks and Louise Graham, two brothers John Jr...
Wayne E. Dougherty 1927-2011
Wayne E. Dougherty, 84, Thayer, died Monday, May 16, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Wayne was born in rural Thayer on Feb. 28, 1927, the son of Paris Arthur and Louise Madison Dougherty. He attended schools in Thayer.
He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
Wayne was united in marriage to Georgeann “Ann” Reece on Dec. 21, 1953. She preceded him in death in September 1991. H...