Mary A. Bailey 1928-2008
Mary A. Bailey, 80, Salina, died Monday, October 13, 2008.
She was born Feb. 12, 1928, in Chanute to Charles and Annette Reed Beck. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Harold M. Bailey, Salina; a son, Terry Bailey, Hutchinson; four daughters, Sherry Rausch, Casa Grande, Ariz., Cindy Harvey, Salina, Christy Perez, Tulsa, Okla., and Machelle Lewis, Roswell, N.M.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral is 4 p.m....
Louis Matthew Kirchner 1912 – 2008
Louis Matthew Kirchner, 96, Chanute, died Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at his home.
He was born May 21, 1912, in Brainard, Neb., to Matthew J. and Mary Kouma Kirchner.
He was a self-employed mechanic.
He married Kathleen Carpenter Ford on June 15, 1988, in Las Vegas, Nev. She survives.
Other survivors include a niece, Darlene Olsen, Yates Center; a great-niece, Kim Heslop; and a great-great-niece, Kilea Heslop.
He was preceded in death by his f...
John Henry Lauber 1913-2008
John Henry Lauber, 94, Fredonia, died Sunday, October 12, 2008, at Fredonia Regional Hospital.
He was born Oct. 20, 1913, in Yates Center to Henry and Anna Miller Lauber. He was raised by an aunt and uncle, Clara and Bruno Miller. He was a graduate of Yates Center High School.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He married Margaret Ruth Guenther on Nov. 27, 1945. She died Oct. 16, 1982.
He farmed and worked in construction.
Frank Reynolds 1943-2008
Frankie Calvin Reynolds, 65, Toronto Lake, died Sunday, October 12, 2008, at Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center, Wichita, following complications from heart surgery.
He was born May 7, 1943, in Amarillo, Texas, to Calvin and Odessa Aubrey Reynolds.
He married Jody Wells on Sept. 3, 1968, in Medicine Lodge. She survives.
The Reynoldses own and operate Hilltop Grocery, Bait and Cafe on the lake.
Other survivors include his mother, Odessa Do...
Timothy H. “Tim” Link 1944-2008
Timothy H. “Tim” Link, 64, Toronto, died Friday, October 10, 2008, in Eureka.
He was born Aug. 14, 1944, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Roy and Marcella Bachalear Link. He graduated from Ohio schools and served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam.
And was employed with the El Dorado Correctional Facility for 30 years.
He was divorced.
Survivors include his mother, Marcella Bachalear, Cincinnati, Ohio; his former wife, Mary L. Huff, Augusta; three daught...
Ruby N. “Pat” Gerardy
Ruby N. “Pat” Gerardy, 97, Grove, Okla., formerly of Chanute, died Wednesday, October 8, 2008.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Roland F. and Juanita Gerardy, Grove, Okla.; a daughter, Pattie Richardson, Wichita; four grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Roland F. Cornelson and Fred Gerardy; and a son, Frank.
Funeral will be 5 p.m. Saturday at Baker Funeral Home, Wichita.
Leroy H. Lacen 1935 – 2008
Leroy H. Lacen, 73, Thayer, died Thursday, October 9, 2008, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 13, 1935, in Chanute to Edgar F. and Maxine Flickinger Lacen. He graduated from Chanute Senior High School in 1953.
He married Goldie D. Babcock on Aug. 7, 1955. She died on Dec. 31, 2005.
He was employed as a truck driver, mechanic and welder.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Kraige McElroy, Wichita;...
Richard C. King 1957-2008
Richard C. King, 50, Chanute, died Thursday, October 9, 2008, at his home.
He was born Dec. 26, 1957, in Shellyville, Ind., to Bill and Dorothy King.
He was an employee of Quest Cherokee Oilfield Service.
Survivors include his companion, Sharon King, of the home; three daughters, Audra King, Chanute, Erin Hudson, Lawrence, and Andrea King, Chanute; three grandchildren; his mother, Dorothy King, Kingston Heights, Ind.; five brothers and four s...
Kenneth L. Dunlap 1947-2008
Kenneth L. Dunlap, 61, Colony, died Tuesday, October 7, 2008, at his home.
He was born Aug. 5, 1947, in Garnett to Dee Milton and Marjorie Croan Dunlap. He graduated from Wellsville High School and Wichita Business College.
He served in the Navy.
He married Connie Vanderslice on Jan. 7, 1967, in Wichita. She survives.
He was employed as service manager with Kipper Chevrolet in Pleasanton.
Other survivors include three sons, Ray Dunlap, Chanu...
Genevia F. Gay 1925 – 2008
Genevia F. Gay, 83, Chanute, died Wednesday, October 8, 2008, at her home.
She was born in Rayborn, Mo., on July 21, 1925, to Hiram Franklin and Dalia Lathrom Carder.
She married Alvin Gay on Sept. 4, 1961. He survives.
She was a homemaker.
Other survivors include two daughters, Donna Shepard and Sue Shaw; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was ...
Ray W. Eble 1927-2008
Ray W. Eble, 81, Louisburg, died Tuesday, Oct, 7, 2008.
He was born on Jan. 18, 1927, in Olathe to George and Fern Hayne Eble.
He worked for the U.S. Post Office before retiring and devoting his time to his Christmas tree acreage north of Louisburg.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge and member of the Louisburg VFW. He was a member of the Louisburg United Methodist Church and a member...
Joshua Linn Elliott 1984-2008
Joshua Linn Elliott, 24, Chanute, died Saturday, October 4, 2008, in Tulsa, Okla.
He was born Jan. 3, 1984, in Chanute to Doug and Mary Bly Shannon. He was later adopted by Marvin and Jane Bly Elliott. He graduated from Chanute High School.
Survivors include his birth mother, Mary Shannon, Olathe; adoptive parents, Marvin and Jane Elliott, Iola; two sisters, Rose Kass, Topeka, and Ellen Shannon, Topeka; four brothers, Charles Bly, Wichita, Mi...
Rex Allen Vandegrift 1963-2008
Rex Allen Vandegrift, 45, Gypsum, died Saturday, October 4, 2008, near Tampa.
He was born March 30, 1963, at Forbes Air Base in Topeka to Francis Jr. and Edna Marie Mead Vandegrift.
He was employed as a carpenter’s helper.
He married Teresa Moore in Strong City. They divorced.
Survivors include two sons, William K. Vandegrift, Sedgwick, and Evan A. Vandegrift, Newton; a stepson, Josh Moore, El Dorado; three grandchildren; a step-grandchild; a...
Geneva L. Herrin 1923-2008
Geneva L. Herrin, 85, Moran, died Monday, October 6, 2008, at Allen County Hospital, Iola.
She was born March 27, 1923, in Sharon to Clarence and Louise Lehnus Shepherd. She grew up in various parts of Kansas before graduating from Stark High School in 1943.
On May 15, 1943, she married Roy Herrin in Erie. He died Nov. 1, 2004.
The Herrins made their home on a farm in rural Walnut until 1996 when they moved to Moran.
She enjoyed working cross...
Orval Keith Adams 1943-2008
Orval Keith Adams, 65, Midwest City, Okla., died Saturday, October 4, 2008, at Yates Center Healthcare.
He was born July 26, 1943, in Girard to Orum and Bonnie Keighley Adams.
He was employed by Conoco Oil Co. as a convenience store manager until he retired due to health reasons.
Survivors include two sons, Justin Adams, El Dorado, and Kevin Adams, Andover; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Ken and Sharon Adams, Thayer, Tom and Judi Adams, ...
Jay “Scott” West 1954-2008
Jay “Scott” West, 53, Chanute, died Sunday, October 5, 2008, at his home.
He was born Nov. 18, 1954, in Chanute to Floyd and Lou Winans West. He graduated from Chanute High School and Ottawa University.
He was a retired pharmaceutical representative.
Survivors inlcude his mother, Lou West, Chanute; a daughter, Jillian West, Eau Claire, Wis.; and two sisters, Terri Orozco and Jana Geiger, both of Chanute.
He was preceded in death by his fathe...
The Rev. Clyde A. Dyke 1938-2008
The Rev. Clyde A. Dyke, 70, rural Dennis, died Sunday, September 28, 2008, at his home after a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 19, 1938, in Parsons to George F. and Elsie L. Modesitt Dyke. He graduated from Labette County Community High School, Altamont, in 1956 and later Pittsburg State University.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
He retired from Vallis-Wngroff Printing Company in Cherryvale in 2004.
He as pastor at several Southern Baptist churc...
Maxine Garrett 1928-2008
Maxine Garrett, 80, Yukon, Okla., died Wednesday, August 27, 2008, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla., after an extended illness.
She was born Feb. 13, 1928, in Meade to Harvey and Maggie Elledge. She attended Meade schools.
She married Carl C. Garrett, Ponca City, Okla., on Sept. 11, 1945 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Rectory in Fowler.
Survivors include three daughters, Carolyn Lowe, Chanute, Deborah Lindley, Yukon, Okla., and Beverly Ga...
Woodrow L. Youngberg 1913 – 2008
Woodrow L. Youngberg, 95, Chanute, died Friday, September 26, 2008, at Heritage Health Care Center, Chanute.
He was born Sept. 5, 1913, in Chanute to Elmer and Sigrid Elvira Warner Youngberg. He graduated from Chanute High School.
He served in the United States Army during World War II.
He married Margaret Tolbert on Oct. 13, 1940. She survives.
He was a machinist at Ash Grove Cement Plant until his retirement.
As a young man, Woodrow enjoye...
Sylvia D. Nelson Myers 1910 – 2008
Sylvia D. Myers, 98, Chanute, died Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Heritage Health Care Center, Chanute.
She was born Aug. 31, 1910, in Chanute to Frank and Lydia Wilmont-Johnson Nelson. After graduating from high school in Stark, she graduated from Omaha Beauty School and practiced in Independence and Chanute until her marriage.
She married Kenneth F. Myers, Chanute, on Oct. 1, 1934. He died on April 13, 1991.
She was a homemaker.