William ‘Jack’ Han 1925-2010
William “Jack” Han, 85, longtime Erie resident, died at 8:17 p/m. Thursday, September 9, 2010 at the Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
He was born April 12, 1925 at McCune, a son of Ernest Melvin and Meda (Morrow) Han. He grew up in McCune and attended school there. He then attended the Pittsburg State Teachers College, graduating with a Master’s Degree in Administration and a Minor in Library Science, Speech, Biology and History. In 1943 he...
Leota Lorene Brooksher 1931-2010
Leota Lorene Brooksher, 78, Pittsburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 at the Golden Living Center, Pittsburg.
She was born Oct. 15, 1931, at Mound City, In Lynn County, to Giota Essington and Daisy Llucile Troth Brock. She attended schools in Mound City and graduated from Mound City High School in 1948. She had been a resident of Pittsburg for 42 years moving here from Edgerton.
On April 9, 1950, she was united in marriage to Delbert Brooksher...
Dorsey V. Osborn 1914 – 2010
Dorsey V. Osborn, 96, Chanute, died Tuesday, Sept, 7, 2010 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Dorsey was born on April 15, 1914 in Odessa, Mo., the son of Dorothy and Dorsey V. Osborn. He graduated from Hutchinson High School in the Class of 1931.
He served his country in the United States Army from 1940 until his discharge in 1945.
Dorsey was united in marriage to Alma C. Gindlesberger on Oct. 3, 1942 in Muskogee, Okl...
Dorothy E. Pogue 1919 – 2010
Dorothy Emma Pogue, 91, St. Paul, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
Dorothy was born on June 7, 1919, the daughter of Curtis and Nora Boyer.
She was united in marriage to Aubrey L. “Pete” Pogue on Dec. 16, 1947. He preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1996.
Dorothy worked as a real estate agent.
She is survived by six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Earl Edward Wolff 1925-2010
Earl Edward Wolff, 85, Yates Center, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010.
Earl was born July 16, 1925 in Gridley, the son of Edward and Edna Weiler Wolff.
He graduated from Yates Center High School with the class of 1946. Earl then attended college in Wichita. He returned to Yates Center from Wichita in 2007.
Earl was a member of the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in Wichita.
He survived by two sisters, Glyndora Washburn, Yates Center, and Minnie Tu...
Lorieta H. Long 1930-2010
Lorieta H. Long, 80, Humboldt, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Humboldt.
Lorieta was born March 10, 1930 on the family farm east of Humboldt, the daughter of Arthur and Lucile Daisy Bale Elliott.
On Oct. 4, 1947, Lorieta married Harvey Mueller in Iola, and they made their home in Humboldt. They had three children before they were divorced.
On June 30, 1978, Lorieta married Dr. Edward E. Long at Lindsborg, They made t...
Goldie Lee Smith 1954-2010
Goldie Lee Smith, 56, died Aug. 10, 2010 in Glendale, Ariz. She was born March 5, 1954 in Iola.
She was raised on a farm in Earlton where she had a paper route. She loved to ride horses and had a collection of pigs bells chimes and figurines.
She is survived by her two sons, Jack and George Smith; life partner Gary Woodcock; four grandchildren, Emma, Andrew, Joseph, and Mason; seven brothers and sisters, Shirley Anderson, Russell Smith Be...
Colbie Lee Smith 1954-2010
Colbie Lee Smith, 56, Phoenix, Ariz., died Aug. 10, 2010.
She was a 1971 graduate of Chanute High School.
She is survived by two children, Jack Smith and George Smith; seven sisters and four brothers. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Frances.
Funeral was Aug. 28 in Phoenix.
Carl Evenson 1972-2010
Carl Evenson, 39, Raton, N.M., died in a motorcycle accident Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010.
Born Jan. 31, 1972, he was he son of Robert G. and Marjorie J. Norris Evenson. He graduated from Humboldt High School. He worked for Consolidated Oil and transferred to Colorado.
He married Linda Morgan in New Mexico. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Mound Valley.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; sons Matthew, Kyler and Robert; sister Carolyn Baxt...
Randall G. ‘Randy’ Ewen 1950-2010
After 60 years on earth, God decided to call Randall G. “Randy” Ewen home to rest. Randy was enjoying the weekend with his family at Grand Lake, when he became ill. He joined his Creator and other members of his family, when he passed away in Grove, OK on Saturday evening August 28, 2010.
A lifelong Erie resident, Randy was born in Parsons, KS, on January 26, 1950 to Dale and Marjorie Ewen. He graduated from Erie High School in 1968 and from...
Freda Marie Smittle 1916 — 2010
Freda Marie Smittle, 94, Edmond, Okla., formerly of Chanute, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 at the Grace Living Center in Edmond.
Freda was born in West Mineral on May 26, 1916, the daughter of Fred and Mary Dunkin Vanatta. She was a high school graduate.
She was united in marriage to William Joseph Smittle on July 4, 1937. He preceded her in death.
Freda worked as a nurse’s aide.
She is survived by five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death...
Charles ‘Chuck’ Clark Enloe 1933-2010
Charles “Chuck” Clark Enloe, 77, Cherryvale, died Monday, Aug. 31, 2010 at Mercy Hospital, Independence.
He was born April 7, 1933, in Enon, Mo., the son of Enoch W. and Bessie J. Scrivner Enloe. He attended East High School in Kansas City, Mo.
On Aug. 20, 1966 he was united in marriage to Susan Yurkovich in Reno, Nev. She survives, at the home in Cherryvale.
He owned and operated the Hide Away Tavern in Humboldt.
Also surviving are three son...
Donna Michelle Ford 1949-2010
Donna Ford, formerly of Stark, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Aug. 25 in Mission Hills, Calif. She is survived by one daughter, Tiffany Henry and husband, Ryan Henry, and granddaughter, Reagan Henry, Moorpark, Calif.; her former husband, William “Bill” Fields of California; her father, Robert Ford, Stark, three sisters, Cynthia Letterman, Bay City, Texas, Gail McCartney of Pennsylvania and Francine Isom, Stark; a brother, Robert James Ford ...
Ann Marie Myers 1936 – 2010
Ann Marie Myers, 74, Carthage, Mo., formerly of Chanute, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 at the McCune Brooks Hospital in Carthage.
Ann was born in Fredonia on March 21, 1936, the daughter of Ralph E. and Mavis D. Dozier Tomlinson. She graduated from Chanute High School in the Class of 1953 and attended Neosho County Junior College.
She was united in marriage to Vernon E. Myers on Nov. 7, 1954 in Chanute. They moved to Carthage in 2004. He survive...
John William Walker 1933-2010
John William Walker, Sr., 77, rural Altoona, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 at the Wilson Medical Center in Neodesha. He was born on Aug. 17, 1933 on a farm near Roper, the son of Louis and Lola Shoaf Walker.
John was a graduate of Altoona High School. On Nov. 3, 1951 John was united in marriage to Geraldine Helen Johnson in Huntsville, Ark. He and Jerri lived and raised their children east of Altoona where they lived for more than 58 years. He f...
Stanley Dean Tawney 1952-2010
Stanley Dean Tawney, 57, Iola, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at Manor Care in Overland Park.
Stanley was born Oct. 13, 1952 in Iola, the son of Murry A. and Betty Jo Robb Tawney. He grew up at LaHarpe and Iola and graduated from Iola High School in 1971.
He has worked for Haldex in Iola and Nu-Wa in Chanute. Stanley attended the First Baptist Church in Chanute.
Survivors include an uncle, John Robb and wife, Hazel, Humboldt; two aunts, Doroth...
Mary Ann Budd Barley 1921-2010
Mary Ann Budd Barley, 89, Bedford, Texas died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010.
She was born April 2, 1921, in Chanute, to William LaVerne and Marcella Flannery Budd. She was united in marriage to John Nichols Barley in Chanute on Dec. 27, 1944.
She is survived by her husband, Col. John N. Barley, USAF (ret); three children, Mary Lee Graham and husband, John, Manhattan, Stephen W. Barley and wife, Shaun, Southlake, Texas, and Elizabeth Ann May and hus...
Merle Gardner 1926 – 2010
Merle Gardner, 83, Chanute, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 at the Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Merle was born in Parsons on Dec. 8, 1926, the daughter of Arthur L. and Elizabeth Laisure Hardman. She attended Chanute High School.
She was united in marriage to William Gardner on Sept. 29, 1943 in Yates Center. They would have celebrated their 67th anniversary in September. He survives.
Merle retired from NuWa Industries.
She was a...
Joseph Paul Ward 1955 – 2010
Joseph Paul Ward, 55, Chanute, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010 at his home.
Joe was born on Aug. 8, 1955 in Chanute, the son of Paul and Gladys Fiene Ward. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1973 and attended NCCC.
He was united in marriage to Janis Shannon on Oct. 8, 1983.
Joe worked as a technician for Time Warner Cable for 26 years. He worked at NCCC for the past five years.
He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Joe enjoyed p...
L.C. ‘Jeff’ Meador 1914-2010
L.C. “Jeff” Meador, Pittsburg, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010 at ViaChristi Regional Medical Center from complications associated with surgery and advanced age. He was 96.
Meador was born to Vernon Eli Meador and Mary Elizabeth Wiggans-Meador at Fort Scott on May 15, 1914. He gained his first employment at a young age playing Farm League baseball in Fort Scott. Later in his youth, he worked a mule team with his to be brother-in-law, building the...