Carolyn Mae Patnode 1922-2012
Carolyn Mae Patnode, 90, a Las Vegas resident since 1956, died Dec. 23, 2012. She was born on Jan, 30, 1922 in Florence, Colo.
Carolyn worked as customer service representative/supervisor at Nevada Power Company for 25 years.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph “Jim” Patnode; daughters, Sharry Hickey and husband, William, and Julia Schoemann; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Lola McCoy, Chanute; one niece and two nep...
Bradley William ‘Brad’ Haviland 1951-2012
Bradley William “Brad” Haviland, 61, of St. Paul, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
He was born Dec. 12, 1951 at Neodesha, a son of William and Lorene Schoonover Haviland. He was raised at Neodesha and Edna and attended Parsons schools. After completing high school he enlisted in the United States Navy at age 17. He was also a veteran of the Vietnam War. After he retired from service he moved to St. Paul.
Nellie May Tomlinson Bartlett 1919-2012
Nellie May Tomlinson Bartlett, 93, of Olathe, formerly of Humboldt and Iola, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at the Pinnacle Ridge Nursing Home in Olathe.
May was born in Woodson County on Feb. 9, 1919, the daughter of Fred and Rose Hibbs Churchill. She attended schools in Woodson County.
She was married to Johnie Tomlinson in 1937. He preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 1975. She later married Kenneth Bartlett. He also preceded her in death.
Ralph Leonard Barclay 1937-2012
Ralph L. Barclay, 75, of Chanute, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at Neosho Regional Memorial Medical Center in Chanute.
Ralph was born in Tulsa, Okla., on Nov. 29, 1937, the son of William Roy and Eddie Waller Barclay. He graduated from Garden City High School in 1956 and later received his Master’s of Education from Pittsburg State University. He married Mary Kay Jenkins on Dec. 31, 1958 in Miami, Okla.
He was a teacher and assistant football ...
Bobby L. Duke 1933-2012
Bobby L. Duke, 79, of Chanute, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Bobby was born in Independence on Dec. 18, 1933, the son of Pearl and Royal Duke. He grew up and attended schools in Independence.
He entered the U.S. Army on October 27, 1953, serving during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 26, 1956.
After the army, Bobby attended Pittsburg State University and received a de...
Oren T. “Tom” Johnson 1946-2012
Oren T. “Tom” Johnson, 66, of El Dorado, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 at the Chanute Health Care Center.
Tom was born in Chanute on Nov. 4, 1946, the son of Oren Franklin and Martha Jane Drake Johnson. He grew up on a farm in Wilson County and was graduated from Midway High School in 1964. He attended NCCJC and then moved to California to work.
He entered the United States Army in 1967 and volunteered for a tour of duty in Vietnam. He was ho...
Donald Eugene Swartz 1935-2012
Donald Eugene Swartz, 77, Buckner, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 at his home. He was born Sept. 1, 1935 in Fort Scott, the son of Walter Lawrence and Ruby Gladys Prettyman Swartz.
After high school he was enlisted in the United States Marines. On Oct. 14, 1963 in Kingsville, Mo., he married Sharon Gale Tanner. She survives, of the home.
He worked as a sheet metal worker for Allis Chalmers for 31 years.
Survivors also include five children, ...
Betty Venita Greve 1938-2012
Betty V. Greve, 74, of Erie, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at her home.
Betty was born in Oroville, Calif., on Feb. 6, 1938, the daughter of Robert C. and Betty V. Allred Greer. She graduated from Altoona High School in May 1956.
She was united in marriage to George M. Greve, Jr. on June 1, 1956 in Neodesha. He survives, of the home. Betty was a homemaker. She was a member of the Red Hat Club and the Wilson Avenue Church.
Along with her husband ...
Neil Frank Krone 1932-2012
Neil Krone, 80, of Chanute, went to meet his heavenly Father, with his family at his side, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo.
Neil was born in Chanute on Oct. 6, 1932, the son of Frank Henry and Violet Arlah Reed Krone. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1950. While he was attending junior college he enlisted in the United States Navy and served from 1951-1954. He served on the U.S.S. Whiteside during the Korea...
Wayne Brown 1927-2012
Wayne Brown, 85, formerly of Chanute, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at Grove, Okla.
He was a retired switchman for Santa Fe Railroad.
Visitation is 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17 at Worley-Luginbuehl Funeral Home, Grove.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with burial in Olympus North Cemetery, Grove.
Larry D. Lock 1947-2012
Larry D. Lock, 65, of Chanute, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 at KU Medical Center. He was born on March 26, 1947, the son of Ivan and Maxine Hydorn Lock. Larry married Marilyn Tiegreen on August 2, 1968 in Chanute.
He was raised two miles west of the airport, attended the Bunker Hill and Union Valley one-room schools, Midway and in the 9th grade moved to the Chanute school system. He graduated from CHS in 1965. He attended Neosho County Junior ...
Gary Thomas Reed 1949-2012
Gary Reed, 63, of Chanute, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at his residence.
Gary was born Chanute on May 15, 1949 the son of Leo Albert and Olive Marie Newton Reed. He attended Thayer schools. On Feb. 24, 2008 he married Teresa Kahler in Chanute.
He loved spending time with his family and fishing with his sons.
Gary was a self-employed auto mechanic.
Gary is survived by his wife, Teresa Kahler-Reed, of the home; two sons, Gary “Pete” and Angel...
Linda J. Buttler 1947-2012
Linda Joan Buttler, 65, of Chanute, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
Linda was born in McLouth on Oct. 29, 1947, the daughter of Boyd and Mary Ann Kirk Bogle. She graduated from Chanute High School in 1965.
She was united in marriage to Mike Buttler on June 27, 1979 in Miami, Okla. He survives, of the home.
Linda worked as a para-professional in the school system.
She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic C...
Leta M. Lett 1916-2012
Leta Marguerite Lett, 96, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd, Kansas City, Mo. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14 at Buffalo Cemetery, Buffalo.
Leta was born March 2, 1916 in Buffalo to Elijah Lloyd and Orre Eliza Thomas Follmer who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband Claude Powell Lett; daughter, Claudia Kay ...
Norma J. McMurray 1933-2012
Norma J. McMurray, 79, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. She was born May 26, 1933 in Walnut to Orin Alvin and Ettta Louise Burger Baugh.
On Jan. 22, 1955 she married Norman D. McMurray at Walnut. He preceded her in death on Sept. 7, 2009.
She retired as an RN from the Wheat State Manor in Whitewater.
Survivors include her daughter Connie Marts, Topeka; sons David McMurray, McPherson, Richard McMurray, Wichita, Jef...
Werner Louis Fischer 1911-2012
Werner Louis Fischer, 101, LeRoy, died on Friday evening, Dec. 7, 2012, surrounded by family, at the Coffey County Hospital in Burlington.
He was born on Sept. 12, 1911, in Nashville, Kan., to Carl and Bertha Knuth Fischer. From Nashville, his family moved to Texas and then New Mexico, returning to Kansas in 1928, where, with the exception of a short duration in California, he remained.
On August 17, 1947, he and LuElla Gleue, were married, a...
Joan Louise Warren 1932-2012
Joan Louise Warren, age 80, of Lone Elm, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Windsor Place in Iola.
Joan was born on Nov. 4, 1932, at Lone Elm, the daughter of Carl and Bernice Jones Kulp. She was a lifetime resident of Anderson County, living most of her life in the Lone Elm area. In 1951 Joan graduated from the Chillicothe Business School with a degree in stenography.
On Nov. 25, 1954 Joan was united in marriage to Robert O. Warren, at Lone Elm....
Jack Acree 1954-2012
Jack Acree, 58, Fulton, Ky., a former Chanute resident, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at his home. He had lived in the area since 1996.
He was born Dec. 3, 1954 in Wichita.
He was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Martin, Tenn., and was a retired minister and Bible Professor at the Mid-Continent University in Mayfield, Ky.
He is survived by his wife, Shelly, Fulton, Ky.; two daughters, Charissa Acree. Louisville, Ky., and Jacilyn Acree...
Joe Richard Garcia 1942-2012
Joe Richard Garcia, Sr., 70, of Chanute, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at his residence.
Joe was born in Welda on Sept. 1, 1942, the son of Miguel and Senaida Garcia. After graduating from Ottawa High School in 1960 he enlisted in the United States Air Force. After serving his country he met and married the love of his life, Gloria Bonilla. They were married on July 24, 1965 in Chanute.
He retired from the Santa Fe railroad where he worked as a s...
Ron Whitworth 1963-2012
Ron Whitworth, 49, of Chanute, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Ron was born in Chanute on March 11, 1963, the son of Dwaine and Judith Kustanborter Whitworth. He attended Humboldt High School. On June 3, 1983 he married Rhenda Griffith in Miami, Okla.
Ron was a member of the USRA (United States Racing Association) and the USMTS (United States Modified Touring Series).
He was the owner an...