Ethel D. Jacobs 1923-2013
Ethel D. Jacobs, 89, of Erie, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
She was born Oct. 5, 1923, in Baltimore, Md., to George Edward and Bridgette “Birdy” (Dell) Imhoff. She grew up in Baltimore where she graduated from Seton Catholic High School.
On March 16, 1944, she married William Hamlen Jacobs in Baltimore. Following her husband’s discharge from the Merchant Marines during World War II, the...
Donna Darlene Joyce 1944-2013
Donna Darlene Joyce, 69, of Buffalo, died Monday, April 22, 2013 at her home in Buffalo.
Donna was born in rural Buffalo on April 11, 1944, the daughter of John “Pete” and Millie Miller Johnson. She attended Buffalo schools.
Donna grew up in Buffalo, where she attended Buffalo schools. She worked with her father custom baling hay, where she met her husband Robert Dean Joyce. They married August 27, 1961 in Buffalo. From this union, three sons...
Donald R. Puckett 1939-2013
Donald Puckett, 73, Kansas City, Kan. died April 21, 2013.¬† He grew up in Chanute and worked for the FAA for 30 plus years. Don is survived by his wife, Rebecca; sons Ronald Gruber and Kurt Puckett; and daughter, Donna Puckett.
The body was cremated and nso service is planned.
Mary Ellen Walters 1922-2013
Mary Ellen Walters, 91, of Erie, died April 20, 2013 at her home.
She was born March 17, 1922 in Hamilton, to Fred O. and Bessie Hollis Smith.
She graduated from Hamilton High School in 1940 and married Richard Lee “Dick” Walters Dec. 14, 1940 at the home of father and stepmother, Fred and Catherine Smith. They moved extensively as Dick was a heavy-equipment operator.
She was widowed in 1960 at the age of 38 with eight children ranging in age...
Howard D. Smart 1939-2013
Howard D. Smart, 74, of Iola, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at his home.
Howard was born Feb. 4, 1939, at LaHarpe, the son of Robert Leo and Annie Christine McCulley Smart. He graduated from LaHarpe High School.
On Oct. 21, 1961, Howard married Ruth M. Swanson at Grace Lutheran Church in Iola.
Howard served in the U.S. Army for two years. He retired from Monarch Cement Company in Humboldt after working there 25 years as a driller and blaster...
Berniece ‘Tooty’ Gard 1915-2013
Berniece “Tooty” Gard, 97, of Appleton, Wis., died Thursday, April 18, 2013 at St. Joseph Residence in New London, Wis. She was born Dec. 1, 1915 on the farm of her parents, Henry and Lulu Kolstrup at Fall River. She graduated from Fall River High School. He father died in 1918 and her early years were spent helping her mother on the farm.
During World War II, she worked at Boeing Aircraft in Wichita. After her mother sold the farm, they move...
James D. “Jim” Cushman 1936-2013
James D. “Jim” Cushman, 76, of Chanute, left this world Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Jim was born in Columbus on Oct. 10, 1936, the son of Floyd and Norva Haskins Cushman. He grew up in Columbus before moving to Emporia.
He joined the Marine Corps and served from 1957-1962.
Jim worked with his father as an Ironworker for many years. He also worked at Kustom Electronics, Churchill Manufac...
Jeanette Marie Edwards 1949-2013
Jeanette Marie Edwards, 64, of Fredonia, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. She was born March 27, 1949 in Hutchinson, the daughter of Lawrence and Virginia Albright Wilbert. Jeanette was a 1967 graduate of Pittsburg Colgan High School. She received her Bachelor’s degree in education in 1972 and her Master’s degree in education in 1981 from Pittsburg State University.
On August 18, 1973 in Pittsburg, she was...
Otis Merle Smith 1932-2013
Otis Merle Smith, 81, of Moran, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at the Allen County Hospital, Iola.
Otis was born Feb. 21, 1932, at Harding, Ark., the son of Randall and Hester Loveall Smith.
On Jan. 7, 1956, Otis married Ruth E. Williams in Nevada, Mp. They were divorced in 1984.
He and Donna M. Jackman Gonzalez were married on August 20, 1988 in Moran where they made their home.
Otis had worked at farming, in the oil fields, for Hi-Lo in ...
William H. ‘Bill’ Beck 1926-2013
William H. “Bill” Beck died ... 2011 blue Toyota pickup for sale.
Bill always had a joke for every occasion and liked to leave you laughing. No different in his death, he still wants you to have a laugh.
The funeral for William “Bill” Beck, 86 was at 10 a.m. Tues., April 16, at First United Methodist Church officiated by the Rev. Jim Hill. Burial followed at Hennessey Cemetery under the direction of Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home.
Bill was born in...
Winona ‘Nonie’ Lechner 1931-2013
Winona Rosemary “Nonie” Lechner, 82, of Chanute, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at her home.
Nonie was born Jan. 30, 1931, in Buffalo, the daughter of Warren Franklin and Virgie Lorene Cloud Bockover. She worked as a waitress in area restaurants most of her life.
Survivors include one daughter; one brother, Stephen Bockover; five sisters, Ellen May Logan, Margie Adams, Ima Jean Burnell, Anita Gaye Hannah and Sandra Bockover; three grandchild...
Edward J. “Ed” Burke 1952-2013
Edward J. “Ed” Burke, 61, of Parsons, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at his home.
He was born Jan. 17, 1952, in Parsons, to Lawrence F. and Alice M. Nunnick Burke. He attended school in St. Paul and was a 1970 graduate of St. Paul High School. He then attended St. Mary of the Plain College in Dodge City and Neosho County Community College.
He was employed by the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center for 23 years as a vocational supervisor...
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...