Cora Marie Weaver
Cora Marie Weaver, 87, of Moreno Valley, CA died on June 26, 2011.
Born January 3, 1924 to William and Cora Wulffin, Waukegan, IL.
She is survived by one sister, Dagmar Stark, two sons, Billy Weaver of Chicago, IL and Lee Weaver of Chanute, one sister, Ila Thompson of Moreno Valley, CA, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
Grow side services will be held ...
Danny Ray Fox
Danny Ray Fox of Chanute passed away July 3 at M.D. Anderson in Houston, TX. He was born on May 5, 1950 in Stafford, MO. Dan was preceeded in death by his parents, Grace and Leslie Fox, his sisters Eileen Shultz and Marie Mayabb, and a brother, Bill Fox.
He is survived by his children, Debbie Mixon, Chris Bracken, Daren Braken, Deana Fox, Donna Fox, and Danny Fox, his ex-wife and friend, Joyce Fox.
He has three surviving brothers, Jim, Carl ...
Kenneth E. Tucker
Kenneth E. Tucker, 76, of Chanute, departed this world on Sunday, July 3, 2011 at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita, Kansas.
Kenneth was born in Elk Falls, Kansas on October 7, 1934, the son of George L. and Isabelle (Clark) Tucker. He grew up in Moline, Kansas.
He went to work for the Santa Fe Railroad in 1952 and worked until his retirement in 1996 after 43 ½ years of service.
Kenneth was united in marriage to Shirley A. Cox, his high sc...
William M. “Bill” Dawson 1916-2011
William M. “Bill” Dawson, 94, St. Paul, former longtime Erie resident, died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
He was born Nov. 23, 1916, in rural St. Paul, to Jonas and Pauline Holtz Dawson. As a young boy, he grew up in the St. Paul and Galesburg areas.
During World War II, he served in the United States Army and was stationed in Alaska and other posts. For nearly 28 years, he was employed by the Cit...
Lita Mae Soderquist 1929-2011
Lita Mae Soderquist, 82, Parsons, died Tuesday, June 28, 2011, of natural causes, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Death followed a month long illness.
She was born March 31, 1929 in Selma, Kan., to Ruby Mae and Russell Coen. She grew up and attended schools in the Iola area.
On Nov. 11, 1948 she married Robert E. Soderquist. They lived in Chanute many years and operated the Silver Grill restaurant with his parents until 1968. I...
Mary A. “Dutch” Stevenson 1919-2011
Mary Magdelene Auburg Stevenson, 92, formerly of Humboldt, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Mary was born in Tell, Texas on May 29, 1919, the daughter of Fredrick and Ruth Spinks Auburg. She attended public school in Texas.
She was united in marriage to William Henry Stevenson on Feb. 7, 1940. He preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 1998.
Mary worked with her husband in long distance trucking for 23 yea...
Bless Roy Rusk
Bless Roy Rusk died June 28, 2011, at the age of 94 in The Sterling House of Peoria, Ariz.
He was born in Biloxi, Miss. He graduated from Biloxi High School in 1935 and from Ole Miss with a BS in Pharmacy. He was in Glider Training in Spencer, Iowa, where he met Bernita and they married in Albuquerque, N.M., while he was in the service.
He was a decorated 2nd Lt and WWII Glider Pilot and served in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war he wa...
George Junior Covey 1915-2011
George Junior Covey, 96, Elsmore, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at his home.
He was born March 30, 1915, in Wichita, the son of George and Golda Faye Botkin Covey. He attended East High at Wichita and graduated from Wichita State University in 1937. He was a member of the Elsmore United Methodist Church.
He married Betty Reiswig on Oct. 2, 1943 in El Dorado, by a justice of the peace. George was a farmer all of his life. He farmed in wes...
John James Bailey 1922-2011
John Bailey, 88, Humboldt, died Monday, June 27, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
John was born in Allen County on Nov. 27, 1922, the son of Jay M. and Mattie E. Culver Bailey. He attended Humboldt schools and worked for the railroad for several years. He was self-employed working various jobs throughout his life in the Humboldt community.
John is survived by three sisters; Sadie Beach, Chanute, Mary Ballard, Punta G...
Maxine Louise Verdin 1926-2011
Maxine Louise Verdin, Chanute, died Monday June 27, 2011 at Chanute Health Care Center.
Maxine was born in Chanute on Feb. 2, 1926, the daughter of Earl and Ada Stevenson Hedden.
Maxine was united in marriage to Catelino Verdin.
She proudly served her country in the Womens Army Corps (WAC).
Maxine is survived by a son, Richard Verdin and his wife, Joyce; daughters, Linda Lopez and Melodee Hughes and her husband, Vernon Hughes; three brothers, ...
Mary Anne Miles 1926-2011
Mary Miles, 85, Chanute, died Thursday, June 23, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Mary was born in Chanute on April 22, 1926, the daughter of Harry and Myrtle Miller Allen. She graduated from Chanute High School in 1943. She later married Dale Miles on June 25, 1943 in Yates Center. They were married for 62 years until his death on September 2, 2004.
Mary and Dale loved to travel. They visited all 50 states and sever...
Mary Irene Schultz 1919-2011
Mary Irene Schultz, 91, a longtime resident of Lafontaine, died, Sunday, June 26, 2011 at her home. She was born August 21, 1919 in Protection, the daughter of Peter and Bessie Thomas Ratzlaff. She was a homemaker.
On May 4, 1941, at Fredonia, she married Cornelius Schultz. He preceded her in death May 13, 2009.
She was a member of the Church of God in Christ-Mennonite.
Mary is survived by her children, Eugene Schultz, Neodesha, Wayne Schult...
Oella Louise Baughn 1920-2011
Oella Louise Baughn, 90, Chanute, died Friday, June 24, 2011 at Heritage Health Care in Chanute.
Oella was born in Chanute on Dec. 13, 1920, the daughter of Roy and Grace Goltry Smith. She attended Chanute High School.
Oella married B.T. “Tom” Baughn Jan. 29, 1945 in Nowata, Okla. He preceded her in death.
She was the manager of the Safari Museum Gift Shop.
Oella is survived by her sons, Dr. Robert Baughn and his wife, Myra, Houston, Texas, a...
David Webster Olson, Jr. 1916-2011
David Webster Olson, Jr., 95, Prairie Village, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Monday, June 27, at the First Lutheran Church, 6400 State Line Road Mission Hills, Kan., with funeral services following at 11 a.m. Burial in Edwardsville Cemetery, Edwardsville, Kan. Memorial contributions may be made to KC Blind All Stars Foundation, @ Kansas School for the Blind, 1100 State Av...
Sandra Mae Klingensmith 1982-2011
Sandra Mae Klingensmith, 28, Independence, died Monday, June 20, 2011 in Estes Park, Colo.
Sandra was born at Great Bend on Nov. 11, 1982, the daughter of Gene Klingensmith and Marylin Albin Klingensmith Hudson. She graduated from Chanute High School and attended Emporia State University.
Sandra loved music, singing and couponing. She was an active board member of the SKIL Resource Center, advocating for people with disabilities.
Sandra is su...
Larry Neal Toomey 1947-2011
Larry Neal Toomey, 64, died on Friday, June 17, 2011 at his residence in Bernice, Okla.
The son of Harry and Maxine Lukins Toomey, he was born on April 28, 1947 in Chanute.
Larry served in the United States Armey from 1965 until 1971.
He earned his Associate’s degree from Neosho Community College in Chanute.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Toomey. Larry is survived by his three children, Toney Toomey, Garry Toomey and Kathie Heck...
Kathleen Joyce Dillon 1962-2011
Kathleen Joyce Dillon, 49, died at her home in Humboldt on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, after a long battle with cancer.
She was born June 11, 1962, in Chanute, to Michael and Bernice Coffey Dillon. She grew up east of Humboldt and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1980. She also received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Southwestern College in Winfield, with a double major of Art and English.
She worked as a personal caregiver for more than...
Nancy A. Roper 1945-2011
Nancy A. Roper, 66, Parsons, died Monday, June 20, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center at Chanute.
She was born on May 31, 1945 at Parsons to Arlon and Avis York Jones. She grew up at Parsons and attended Parsons grade schools and Labette County Community High School.
She worked at Johnson’s Café in her youth and later at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant. She also worked at Venture Line, Alloway’s Restaurant, and the Parsonia...
Brett A. Robinson 1968-2011
Brett A. Robinson, 42, Port Richey, Fla., died unexpectedly on May 11, 2011.
He was born July 11, 1968.
He married Sue Vincent on July 3, 1993. She survives, of the home.
Also surviving are a son, Austin, his parents Jim and Viki Robinson; two sisters, Charissa and Bettie; his father and mother-in-law, Joe and Mary Vincent; five sisters-in-law, Darla Housner, Jean Zandler, Loretta King, Penny Harris and Rose Fox; four brothers-in-law, David, J...
Marion Ethel Shaw 1924-2011
Marion Ethel Shaw, 87, died Thursday, June 16, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Marion was born in Pasadena, Calif., on March 9, 1924, the daughter of Alfred F. and Lovella E. Slater Shaw. She graduated from San Marino High School in Pasadena. She later graduated from Pasadena Junior College with an Associate’s Degree. She moved to Chanute in 1980, returned to Long Beach, Calif., and came back to Chanute in 1999.