Janet “Jan” Hall 1946 – 2010
Janet “Jan” Eileen Bryant Hall, 64, Chanute, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 at her home.
Janet was born in Great Bend on Nov. 11, 1946, the daughter of Ralph Orville and Bernice Hammeke Bryant. She was a graduate of Rozel High School, Rozel, Kan. in 1964 and graduated from Fort Hays State College, Hays, in 1968, with a B.S. in Business Education.
From 1968-1971, she taught at Russell High School, Russell. Jan moved to Chanute in 1973. Since that t...
Barbara Jean Waggoner 1933-2010
Barbara Jean Waggoner, 76, long-time Erie resident, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 at the Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
She was born Dec. 7, 1933 at rural Erie, a daughter of Cecil Allen and Viola M. Blaine Fisher. She was raised at Erie and attended school there, graduating from Erie High School. She managed the Land of Ahs Motel at Erie for 25 years. In 2008 she moved to Chanute to be with her daughter and worked at Faith House.
On June 23...
Everett Eugene Metzger 1940-2010
Everett Eugene Metzger, 69, a longtime resident of rural Fredonia, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. He was born Dec. 13, 1940 in Wichita, the son of Victor R. and Ethel M. Wait Metzger.
On July 10, 1961 in Fredonia, Everett was united in marriage with Mary Harper. She survives, at the home.
Everett was retired from the Fredonia Co-Op, where he was the general manager for more than 33 years.
He was a member of the Bu...
Bertha Irwin 1926-2010
Bertha Irwin, 84, Augusta, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2010. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at the First Baptist Church in Augusta.
Bertha was born April 9, 1926 in Chanute, the daughter of Elmer and Hazel Sellars Yarnell. She grew up in Chanute and graduated from high school. On March 27, 1948 she was united in marriage to Harold Sam Irwin in Chanute. For a number of years she worked in Circle High School as a secretary. She w...
Sue Douglas 1925-2010
Sue Douglas, 85, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2010 at St. John’s Hospital in Leavenworth.
Sue was born Nov. 19, 1925 in Henderson, Tenn., the daughter of Roy and Nezzie Tankersly Howell.
She attended college and became legal secretary before attaining her LPN. Sue worked for various hospitals and nursing homes over the years.
On June 21, 1965 Sue was united in marriage to Harley Wayne Douglas in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death on March 5, 198...
Donna Dee Robison 1931-2010
Donna Dee Robison, 79, Yates Center, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at her home.
Donna was born August 25, 1931 in Ness City, the daughter of Harold A. and Mary Eggers Stick. She grew up in Ness City and graduated from Ness City High School.
On August 2, 1957 Mary was united in marriage to Lawrence Eugene Robison in Yates Center. They made their home on the family farm near Neosho Falls, until moving to Yates Center in 1992.
Donna was a member o...
Geneva Pearl Louia 1927-2010
Geneva Pearl Louia, 83, longtime resident of Altoona, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at Wilson Medical Center in Neodesha. She was born March 11, 1927 in Fairfax, Okla., the daughter of Aaron McCord and Pearl Elizabeth Gallatin Haines.
On April 1, 1944 in Wichita, she was married to Fred E. Louia. She and Fred made their home on the farm outside of Altoona for many years. He preceded her in death April 16, 2006. For several years, she was employe...
Maline Charlton Prest 1920-2010
Maline Charlton Prest, 90, died at Labette Health in Parsons on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010.
She was born in Birmingham, Ala., on May 9, 1920, the daughter of Guy W. and Minnie D. Brannan Charlton. She was reared in Yazoo City, Miss., by her grandparents Walter and Mary Brannan. Maline married Samuel Francis Prest in Memphis, Tenn., on Sept. 26, 1942.
After moving to Erie in 1966, Maline worked with her husband in the management of Prest Lumber ...
William E. “Bill” George 1918-2010
William E. “Bill” George, 92, longtime Erie resident, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 in the emergency room of Labette Health in Parsons.
He was born Jan. 24, 1918, in Erie, to Fred and Edith Heady George. He graduated from Erie High School in 1937, from Parsons Junior College in 1941 and from Pittsburg State University in 1941.
During World War II he served in the U. S. Army Air Force. For 40 years he operated a general insurance agency in Eri...
Pearl Hunt Nelson 1926-2010
Pearl Hunt Nelson, 84, Iola, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, in Palm Springs, Calif.
Pearl was born Sept. 9, 1926, in Walnut Township in Bourbon County, the daughter of Bert Walter and Flossie Ellen Warren Draper. She grew up in the Mildred area where she graduated from high school.
On Jan. 29, 1946, Pearl married Earl J. Hunt in Iola, where they made their home. He preceded her in death on August 4, 1969.
Pearl has worked as a teacher, homemaker...
Nelson “Ed” Simmers 1935-2010
Nelson “Ed” Simmers, 75, Yates Center, died at his home on Nov/ 23, 2010. He had been battling lung cancer and heart complications.
Ed was born June 1, 1935 in Penn Laird, Va., to Warner and Winnie Gardner Simmers. He spent his childhood and high school years in Virginia. He then joined the United States Air Force and was stationed in Topeka, serving four years. After his enlistment, Ed attended Washburn University earning a degree in Economi...
Stephen Lyle Craig 1954-2010
Stephen Lyle Craig, 56, Dodge City, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2010 at the Via Christi St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Stephen was born in Wichita on March 31, 1954, the son of Ernest Craig and Mary Goss Locke. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1972.
He married Debbie Jaynes on Jan. 29, 1977 in Erie. They later divorced.
Stephen was a truck driver for more than 25 years.
He loved watching the Kansas City Chiefs football, K-State, and WSU. He...
Diana Ritz-Ware 1971-2010
Diana Ritz-Ware. 39, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010 in Olathe.
Diana was born Feb. 8, 1971 in Kansas City, Mo., to Charles and Daisy Delyght Ritz. She was a graduate of Chanute High School and attended junior college at NCCC in Chanute. She graduated from Wichita State University with her Bachelor’s in Psychology.
She was married to Jeff Ware in 1997.
Diana was employed with the State of Missouri Social Services program for eight years, and was...
Erma Lucille Duff 1924-2010
Erma Lucille Duff, 86, Thayer, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010 at the Chanute Health Care Center.
Erma was born in Scott County, Kan., on May 31, 1924, the daughter of George and Grace Bush Graham. She graduated from Shallow Water High School in 1942.
She was united in marriage to Donald E. Duff on May 6, 1944. He survives.
Erma worked at the Courthouse in Scott City, and was a secretary for the Thayer School System. She retired from Kansas Corp...
Wanda Lee Grizzle 1931-2010
Wanda Lee Grizzle, 79, Chanute, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Wanda was born March 19, 1931, on a farm just southwest of Iola, the daughter of Thomas Henry and Jessie Althea McMulin Larkey. The family moved to a farm northeast of LaHarpe and she graduated from LaHarpe High School.
On Nov. 13, 1949, Wanda married Virgil L. Grizzle and they made their home near Odense. In 1964 they moved ...
Ruth Eileen Nicholson 1920-2010
Ruth Eileen Nicholson, 90, Chanute, died Saturday, Nov.27, 2010 at the Chanute Health Care Center.
Ruth was born in Earlton on Nov. 2, 1920, the daughter of John Frank and Amy Strange Singer. She attended Earlton schools.
She was united in marriage to Denzel Nicholson. They later divorced.
Ruth worked at the Singer Caf√© from 1939 to 1958. She later worked at the Silver Grill in Chanute and Crown Drug. She worked for H.K. Porter for 25 years ...
Opal Stone 1913-2010
Opal Stone, 96, Hutchinson, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010 at Golden Plains Health Care Center in Hutchinson. She was born Dec. 13, 1913 at Lamar, Mo., the daughter of Floyd B. and Pearl Hall Fulps. She attended school in Lamar, Mo. She was a homemaker. She and her husband lived in Chanute from 1931-1955 where he farmed and later worked for Santa Fe Railroad. In 1955, they were transferred by the railroad to Burbank, Calif. She moved to Hutchinso...
Robert J. Wright 1946-2010
Robert J. Wright, 64, Iola, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Robert was born on Feb. 3, 1946 in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Robert Verdine and Edna Grace Gabler Wright. He graduated from Elk Grove High School in California and received his Master’s degree in Communications and Technology.
Robert served his country for more than 30 years, in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and Air Force Nat...
Ruth Eileen Nicholson, 90, of Chanute died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at the Chanute Health Care Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel.
A full obituary will follow.
Dorothy M. “Dottie” Dickerson, 87, of Baxter Springs, died at l:03 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at the Cherryvale Care Center, where she had been cared for the past several months.
She was born on April 20, 1923, in Giles County, Tenn., to M.F. and Oshee M. (Doggett) Grammar.She moved to Parsons with her family when she was a small child. She attended Parsons schools and graduated from Parsons High School. Later she completed a cosmetology cour...