Larry Wayne Milner 1941-2011
Larry Wayne Milner, 69, a longtime resident of Fredonia, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. He was born July 14, 1941 in Fredonia, to Frank Park and Elsie Pearl Morgan Milner. Larry served in the United States Navy.
Larry worked various jobs including Excelsior Brick Plant in Fredonia and Wal-Mart in Chanute..
He is survived by four brothers, John Milner, Commerce City, Colo., Bill Milner, Fredonia, Jit Milner, Rose ...
Lola E. Green 1938-2011
Lola E. Green, 72, rural Galesburg, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 at Labette Health in Parsons.
She was born at Granby, Mo., to Otis B. and Georgia Kee Cargile. She grew up in various places in the Ozarks and graduated from high school at Gravette, Ark.
Lola worked various jobs over the years including manufacturing, construction, and as a waitress at several restaurants.
She and James W. “Jim” Green, Jr., were married June 13, 1984 at the River...
William Thomas “Tom” Brazil 1944-2011
William Thomas “Tom” Brazil, 67, Chanute, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at his home.
Tom was born in Parsons on Jan. 26, 1944, the son of W.A. “Bill” and Grace
O’Bryan Brazil. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1962. He was a longtime resident of Chanute.
He was united in marriage to Doris Agee in 1963. They later divorced.
Tom served in the Kansas National Guard and was a longtime member of the V.F.W. and the Elks Club.
He was a well ...
Leonard E. South 1932-2011
Leonard E. South, 78, rural Iola, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at his home.
Leonard was born March 20, 1932, at Goodland, the son of Freeman Earl and Gladys Myrtle Brumit South. The family moved from Goodland to LaJunta, Colo., when Leonard was 3. He attended LaJunta schools and helped his father with his trucking business.
On April 10, 1952, Leonard married Mary F. Stephens in Clayton, N.M. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955...
Laura Kaye Coltrane 1985-2011
Laura Kaye Coltrane, 25, rural Humboldt, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 at Olathe.
Laura was born August 19, 1985, in Iola, the daughter of Douglas Arthur and Cheryl Ann South Coltrane. She grew up on the family farm northeast of Humboldt. In 2003, Laura graduated from Humboldt High School with a 4.0 grade average. She continued her education with a science degree from Allen County Community College and completed the radiologic technologist progra...
William "Tom" Brazil
Tom Brazil, 67, Chanute, died Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at his residence.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, at the church. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Friday at the church.
A full obituary will follow.
Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Martha Ann Byers 1916-2011
Martha Ann Byers, 94, Chanute, died Monday, Feb, 14, 2011 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Martha was born in Chanute on May 27, 1916, the daughter of Frances Asbury and Lillie Lee Johnson Hamilton.
She was united in marriage to Jake Carrol Byers on Jan. 4, 1934 in Fort Scott. He preceded her in death in 1982.
She was a homemaker and worked as a secretary for Byers Concrete and Construction.
She and Jake were co-founders of t...
Clara A. “Carol” Houston 1929-2011
Clara A. “Carol” Houston, 81, Chanute,died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Carol was born in Lampson, Wis., on Nov. 25, 1929, the daughter of Lowell Elston and Anna Moe Bright She graduated from Sweetwater Union High School in California in 1948.
She was united in marriage to Chester E. Houston on Feb. 19, 1949 in Chula Vista, Calif. As a supportive wife of a career Naval Officer they lived m...
James Joseph Schmidt 1978-2011
A Celebration of Life Gather for James Joseph Schmidt, 32, will be held Sunday, February 20, in Overland Park, KS from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Chapel Services will follow at 12 p.m. Jim passed away on February 14, 2011. He leaves his beloved daughter, Halie Anne Schmidt, Overland Park; Halie’s mother, Anne Michelle Schmidt, Overland Park; his parents, DeeAnn Schmidt Daniels and Galen Daniels, Humboldt; three brothers: Kevin Daniels, Chanute; John S...
Althea Pearl Baker 1934-2011
Althea Pearl Baker, 76, lifelong resident of Fredonia, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at the Galichia Heart Hospital in Wichita. Althea was born on Nov. 21, 1934 in Fredonia, the daughter of Alva W. and Pearl Butner Lambert.
Althea was a graduate of Fredonia High School. On May 17, 1953 she married Clinton Frank Baker in Fredonia. He preceded her in death in May of 2008.
Althea was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Corner Stone Christian Chur...
Irene Clara Schroeder Carl 1916-2011
Irene Clara Schroeder Carl, 94, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Manor Care at Oak Lawn West, Oak Lawn, Ill.
She was born Oct. 3, 1916 in Barton County, Kan., to Henry J. and Clara Frances Geil Schroeder.
She married Ralph E. "Pete" Carl July 6, 1943, at Albert, Kan. He died Oct. 15, 1975. She worked for Burlington Overall Factory in Chanute as a seamstress. She moved to Great Bend from Chanute in 1977 and then to Oak Lawn in 2005.
She was a memb...
Ennis Blohm Seigel 1930-2011
Ennis Blohm Seigel, 80, Iola, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at the Allen County Hospital in Iola.
Ennis was born Nov. 7, 1930, at Humboldt, the daughter of James Coy and Ellen Ollie Moody Aggers. She grew up in the Humboldt and Neosho Falls areas.
In 1947, Ennis married Ray Blohm and they made their home in Iola. She worked at Allen County Hospital for almost 30 years, retiring in 1998. Ray preceded her in death on August 12, 1994.
On Sept. 7, 1...
Lloyd Warren Bockover 1947-2011
Lloyd Warren Bockover, 63, Chanute, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Lloyd was born in Chanute on Sept. 24, 1947, the son of Ralph Warren and Marie Fulps Bockover. He attended schools in Humboldt.
He worked as a car mechanic.
He was called grandfather by many and loved drag racing, fishing and playing pool.
Lloyd is survived by two sons, Travis Bockover and his wife, Erika, and Tyler Bockover, all of ...
Sen. Moran to visit Erie during statewide listening tour
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) will visit Neosho County on Wednesday, Feb. 23 during his statewide Listening Tour. Recently sworn in as a U.S. Senator representing Kansas on Capitol Hill, Sen. Moran is continuing his tradition of traveling back to Kansas at every opportunity to visit hundreds of communities throughout the state.
Sen. Moran will meet with residents in Erie at the Brickhaus, located at 202 North Main Street, from 2:30-3:30 ...
Cathy Allen Duncan 1953-2011
Cathy Allen Duncan, 47, Pawhuska, Okla., formerly of Coffeyville and Chanute, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Okla.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at the First Church of God, 4th and Cline, in Coffeyville. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will receive friends on ...
Walter "Chris" Wilson 1946-2011
Word has been received that Walter "Chris" Wilson, 64, died Friday, Feb. 11 at Tucson, Ariz. He was born Sept. 14, 1946 in Chanute.
He is survived by his mother, Lillian Maxine Wilson, Chanute; his wife, Betty, of the home; a son Alan and wife; two grandsons, Jessie and Kenneth Wilson, all of Tucson; and numerous aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Cloyd "Roy" Wilson, a daugh...
George William “Bill” Gardner 1925 – 2011
George William “Bill” Gardner, 86, Chanute, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011.
Bill was born in Chanute on Jan. 17, 1925, the son of William E. and Helen Hansen Gardner. He graduated from Chanute Senior High School and attended Chanute Junior College.
During WWII, he served his country in the United States Navy Amphibious LC T895 Southwest Pacific.
Bill was united in marriage to Merle Hardman on Sept. ...
Cecil Donald Sellers 1917-2011
Cecil Donald Sellers, Ottumwa, Iowa, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Society in Ottumwa.
He was born August 1, 1917 in Yates Center, the son of R.D. and Flo Bodie Sellers. He married Neola I. Johnson Dec. 27, 1941.
A veteran of World War II, he served three years in the South Pacific with the U.S. Army.
He worked for 33 years for Railway Express, and retired from Burlington Northern Railroad in 1979.
He was a member of the F...
Rusty Wellman 1966-2011
Rusty Wellman, 44, Humboldt, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011.
Rusty was born in Charleston, S.C., on Sept. 8, 1966, the son of Kenneth and Nadine Allen Pergeson.
He was united in marriage to Rebecca Hughes on May 25, 1995 in Butler, Mo. She survives, of the home.
Rusty worked as a production supervisor for Tramec.
Along with his wife, Rebecca, he is survived by his parents; two daughters, Jessica Butler, Chanute, and Kristy Hughes, Salina; four gran...
Hazel Marie Fundis 1915-2011
Hazel Marie Fundis, 95, Iola, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Iola Nursing Center.
Hazel was born August 7, 1915, at LeRoy, the daughter of Omer and Laura May Sims Gwinn. She graduated from LeRoy High School.
On March 28, 1935, Hazel married Wesley G. Fundis and they lived and farmed near Aliceville for 52 years. In January of 1987, they moved to Iola. Wesley preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 2002.
Hazel enjoyed quilting for all of her family...