Mary Elizabeth Browning 1916-2009
The best Mom, Grams, Great-Grams and friend went to meet the Lord on March 18, 2009.
Mary Elizabeth (Maribeth) Gibson was born Feb. 16, 1916, in Kansas City, Kan., to Elza Price Gibson and Maude Arminda Bascom Gibson. Her childhood years were spent in Independence where she graduated from Independence High School.
In 1936 she married Robert Wayne Browning in Jefferson City, Mo. They later moved to Chanute after World War II. They had one chil...
Patricia A. Stone 1941-2009
Patricia A. Stone, 67, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2009, in Houston, Texas.
She was born Aug. 31, 1941, in Chanute to Charles W. and Zona Viola Toon Hawley.
She married Dennis Stone on Dec. 17, 1960. He survives.
She was baptized into faith on Dec. 9, 1979.
Other survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Laura Ann and Greg Pflughaupt; a daughter, Linda Denise Chambers; a daughter-in-law, Karen Stone; eight grandchildren; an...
Earl Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Wilson 1936-2009
Earl Kenneth “Kenny” Wilson, 72, Branson West, Mo., died Friday, March 20, 2009, at his home.
He was born Sept. 1, 1936, in Independence to Loras B. and Rena L. Cook Wilson. He was raised in Chanute and lived in the Kansas City area most of his life where he worked for BSNF (formerly Santa Fe Railway) for 40 years, sharing the occupation of his brother and brother-in-law. After retiring in 1998, Kenny and his wife, Wanda, moved to Branson We...
Anna Irene Edwards 1919-2009
Anna Irene Edwards, 89, a resident of Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul, died Sunday, March 22, 2009, at Labette Health in Parsons. She lived in Erie before moving to the nursing home nearly three years ago. She was born April 27, 1919, in Urbana to Everett and Gertie Dilley McGowen. She grew up in Shaw and graduated from Erie High School in 1936. She married Marion R. Edwards in Oswego on Dec. 30, 1936. He died on April 2, 19...
Lyla Laura Hanson Ross 1940-2009
Lyla Laura Hanson Ross, 68, Sun City West, Ariz., and Glastonbury, Conn., died Wednesday, March 18, 2009, in Sun City West. She was born April 8, 1940, in Chanute to Glenn and Arletta Bower Hanson. She was a member of the National Honor Society at Chanute High School and attended Chanute Junior College. She and her husband Hugh moved to Sun City West in 2004 from Glastonbury. He survives. Along with being a homemaker and a production mana...
Robin Ulrich, 30, died at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City as the result of an accident.
Arrangements are pending with Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel.
Pauline S. McGuire
Pauline S. McGuire, 93, Chanute, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Heritage Health Care Center.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel. Funeral services and burial will take place on Thursday in Anderson, Mo.
A full obituary will follow when provided by the family.
Pat R. Fulkerson, 67, rural Cherryvale and a former Erie resident, died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at the University of Kansas Medical Center at Kansas City, Kan., as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Independence on March 4.
Arrangements are pending with Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Erie.
Kenneth O. Akers 1925-2009
Kenneth O. Akers, 83, Yates Center, died Wednesday, March 18,2 009, at Coffey County Hospital in Burlington.
He was born Sept. 23, 1925, at Jackson County, Mo., to Henry W. and Lenora James Akers. He grew up near Humboldt.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1946.
He was employed as a truck driver with Missouri-Pacific Railroad in Kansas City, Mo., for 23 years.
He was a member of the Methodist church in LaHarpe.
He married Kathryn L. Lus...
Shawndra Beauchamp Turner 1976-2009
Shawndra Beauchamp Turner, 32, Overland Park, peacefully passed on Sunday, March 15, 2009, in the comfort of her family.
She was born July 23, 1976, and grew up in Prairie Village, Kansas. She graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School, and later received her undergraduate degree from Drake University, where she was a member of the Alpha Phi Sorority. She continued her education by obtaining a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the Univer...
Harry Morgan 1928 – 2009
Harry Morgan, 80, Chanute, died Monday, March 16, 2009 at his home.
Harry was born in Vian, Okla., on July 10, 1928, the son of Harry and Velma Moore Morgan. He had been a Chanute resident since 1959, moving to Petrolia in 1990.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy from December 1945 until January 1947 and in the U.S. Army from November 1950 until August 1951.
Harry was united in marriage to Anita Sapan in Commerce, Okla., on June 11, 1948....
Leo Hurley 1934-2009
Leo Hurley, 75, Parsons, died, Sunday, March 15, 2009 in Parsons.
He was born March 11, 1934 in Ellsinore, Mo., to John C. and Hattie Johnson Hurley. He completed eighth grade at the Lower Ten Mile School in rural Ellsinore.
After moving to Parsons in his late teen years he worked as a self-employed painter and roofer.
On Sept. 29, 1951 he and Agnes A. Holding, of St. Paul, were married in Huntsville, Ark.
He was a member of St .Patrick’s...
Colleene Ann Cox 1942-2009
Colleene Ann Cox, 84 Fredonia, died Monday, March 16, 2009 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. She was born Jan. 6, 1925 in Newton, the daughter of Arthur and Bulah Murray Gasper. She was a homemaker.
On July 28, 1942 in Champaign, Ill., she married Lawrence G. Cox He survives at their home.
Colleene was a member of the First Christian Church in Fredonia.
Also surviving are a son, Lawrence H. “Butch” Cox of Fredonia; a sister, Erin Marcus of Lin...
Terry A. Farmer 1953 – 2009
Terry A. Farmer, 55, Chanute, died Friday, March 13, 2009 in Chanute.
Terry was born in St. Ignatius, Mont., on July 13, 1953, the son of Lee Virgil and Pearl Edna Boyd Farmer.
He served his country in the United States Army from 1970 until 1972. He earned his GED while in the service.
Terry is survived by a brother, Jerry Farmer, of Chanute; two sisters, Vida Walker, of Midwest City, Okla., and Helen Shrimpton of Lubbock, Texas.
Harry Morgan, 80, of Chanute, died Monday, March 16, 2009 at his home. Arrangements are pending with Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel.
Francis Wendell Warren 1931-2009
Francis Wendell Warren was born April 8, 1931, in Pittsburg, Oklahoma, and passed away on March 13, 2009.
He was the son of Ruby Jewell (Nesmith) and James P. Warren.
Wendell was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Sue Swinney and sister-in-law Dorothy Warren.
After high school, Wendell attended Hays University for two years and was inducted in the Army on July 10, 1951. He was honorably discharged. After his military service W...
Dean Olinger 1938-2009
Dean Olinger, 70, Parsons, died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at Freeman Heart Institute in Joplin, Mo.
He was born March 31, 1938, in Chanute, to Harry Lorraine and Dorothy Anna Carter Olinger. He grew up in Thayer where he attended school and was a 1956 graduate of Thayer High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956-1960.
Following his discharge from the Air Force, he attended Wichita State University. Most of his career was spent w...
Lawrence Robert DeMarea 1941-2009
Lawrence “Larry” Robert DeMarea, 66, died of lung cancer on Friday, March 13, 2009, in Chanute.
He was born Oct. 7, 1942, in Kansas City to Mike and Thelma DeMarea. He graduated from Paseo High School in 1960 and earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the University of Kansas in Art Education.
He taught art for the Kansas City, Mo., Public Schools and the Shawnee Mission Public Schools. For the last several years, he lived in Fredo...
Jacqueline Ladine ‘Jaci’ Vader Whelchel 1940-2009
Jacqueline Ladine “Jaci” Vader Whelchel, 68, Erie, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at her home.
She was born July 27, 1940, in Jewell County to Lewis Jacob “Jakey” and Ernestine June Lyons Vader. She attended school at Mankato.
She married James A. Whelchel in 1959 at Mankato.
She worked for many years as the activity director for Cloud County Health Center in Concordia.
She was an associate member of the First Christian Church of Erie.
George L. ‘Sonny’ Fager 1924-2009
George L. “Sonny” Fager, 84, St. Paul, and lifelong resident of Neosho County, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village. He had been in failing health.
He was born Oct. 28, 1924, in Walnut, to Henry and Genevieve Crager Fager. He grew up and attended schools in Walnut and St. Paul. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War.
In the early 1970s, he was employed by Beachner Construction, and i...