Frances “Francie” Nona Hansen Newland 1918-2010
Frances (Francie) Nona Hansen Newland, 92, of Neodesha, KS, died Wednesday morning, October 6, 2010, at Via Christi Village in Pittsburg, KS
She was born to Albert Henry Hansen and Anna Nayzell Morris on June 18, 1918, in Wilson County Kansas. She was the Valedictorian of her 1936 Vilas High School graduating Class in Vilas, KS. In 1976, after raising a family of eight children, Frances graduated Suma Cum Lauda from the Parsons School of Nurs...
Artis E. Swinney Nelson 1908-2010
Artia E. Nelson, 102, Taos, N.M., formerly of Chanute, died peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 at the home of her daughter in Taos.
Artia was born on Sept. 28, 1908, west of Buffalo, daughter of William T. and Gertrude M. Butcher Swinney. She was one of nine children.
She was united in marriage to Amos L. Nelson on Nov. 27, 1929. They lived and farmed near Vilas until moving to Chanute in October 1944. They moved to Wichita in November 1952, wh...
Lisa Dalene Morris 1959-2010
Lisa Dalene Morris, 51, of Pittsburg, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at her home after battling lung cancer for 5 years.
She was born April 18, 1959 at Pittsburg, the daughter of Robert “Bob” U. and Diann (Foster) Morris. She attended Pittsburg schools and graduated from Pittsburg High School. She later graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business.
As a young girl she had a passion for ho...
Raymond “Ray” A. Clark 1964 – 2010
Raymond “Ray” A. Clark, 45, Piqua, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 at the Allen County Hospital in Iola.
Ray was born in Chanute on Oct. 31, 1964, the son of Raymond E. and Lena Johnstone Clark.
He was united in marriage to Cynthia Mullins on June 21, 1986 in Nevada, Mo. She survives, of the home.
Ray was employed as a maintenance technician for B&W Truck Beds.
Along with his wife, he is survived by four sons, Kody Ekis, Girard, Ray Jay Clark, Iola...
Floyd E. Hamilton 1936-2010
, 74, Cherryvale, died Monday, Oct. 4, at his home.
Floyd Eugene Hamilton was born July 31, 1936 at Earlton, the son of William Floyd and Mildred Splain Hamilton. He attended Earlton and Chanute schools, then joined the Air Force, retiring after 20 years.
On Jan. 17, 1956 he married Shirley Ann Tremain in Iola. She preceded him in death Sept. 18, 2004.
He worked for Weaver Construction in Aurora, Colo., for 28 years.
Survivors include a son, ...
Charles Albert Poe 1950-2010
Charles Albert Poe, 60, rural Toronto, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita. He was born April 4, 1950 in the Dominican Republic, the son of Gilda Godoy.
Charles served as a private in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
In November of 2008, he married Pamela Anne Relph at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Yates Center. She survives, at the home.
Also surviving are his mother, Gilda Godoy, Mi...
John “Jig” Gerald Williams 1969 – 2010
John “Jig” Gerald Williams, 41, Thayer, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
John was born in Chanute on Sept. 19, 1969, the son of Robert and Brenda Barriger Williams.
He was a self-employed mechanic.
John was united in marriage to Katrina Brecheisen on March 14, 2002. She survives, of the home.
He was loved by all and because he had a big heart, he had many friends.
Along with his wife, Katr...
Frank John Ostrosky, Jr. 1960-2010
Frank John Ostrosky Jr., 49, a longtime resident of Fredonia, currently residing in Bartlesville, Okla., died Thursday, Sept.30, 2010 at his home. He was born Dec. 4, 1960 in Fredonia, the son of Frank John and Betty Groshong Ostrosky. John was a 1978 graduate of Fredonia High School and received additional education in trade school.
On Feb. 4, 1978 in Fredonia, he was joined in marriage to Cindy Ferguson. She survives, at their home in B...
Memorial service for Robert Kern, formerly of Chanute, will be held Saturday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Shrine Pavilion in Warsaw, Mo., with military honors by the Warsaw American Legion.
George Richard Shay 1943-2010
George Richard Shay, 67, Fredonia, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 at Galicia Heart Hospital in Wichita. He was born July 15, 1943 in Neodesha, the son of Warren William and Frankie Parks Shay.
George retired from the U.S. Army after serving 24 years.
On June 5, 1993 in Parsons, he married Carrie J. Stipp. She survives, at the home.
Also surviving are three stepsons, Rick, Patrick and Jason, West Virginia; a daughter, Vanicee Nichols, Texas; bro...
Vickie Lynn Allison 1961 – 2010
Vickie Lynn Allison, 49, Urbana, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 at the Labette County Medical Center in Parsons.
Vickie was born in Joplin, Mo., on May 6, 1961, the daughter of Everett and Joy Underwood. She attended Thayer High School and Neosho County Community College.
She was a homemaker.
Vickie is survived by her parents, Everett and Joy Underwood; three sons, Robert Allison, Toby Waller and Anthony Allison; grandchildren, McKaylea Allison,...
Nancy Jo Willcott Denton 1941-2010
Nancy Jo Willcott Denton, 69, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at her home in Sachse, Texas.
Nancy was born Feb. 11, 1941 in Chanute to Ralph and Ethel Snyder Willcott. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Gordon, and their three daughters, Mandy (Tony) LaRocca, Chanute, Cristin Carballo, McKinney, Texas, and Sunni Baker, Richardson, Texas; grandchildren Taylor Phelan, Sydney and Brooke Carbal...
Robert E. “Bob” Lamb 1940-2010
Robert E. “Bob” Lamb, 70, rural Parsons, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 at his home. He had been in failing health the past several years.
He was born April 6, 1940, on a farm near Parsons, to Edwin and Eva Chrisman Lamb. He grew up there and attended Labette County Community High School, graduating in 1957.
On August 16, 1958 he married Carolyn Duling at Independence.
For 41 years he was employed by the Neosho County Highway Department, reti...
Riley G. Baldwin 1914 – 2010
Riley Grant Baldwin, 96, Galesburg, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Riley was born in rural Galesburg on Sept. 6, 1914, the son of Harry and Zella Fought Baldwin. He attended Galesburg schools.
He served his country in the United States Army during WWII.
He was united in marriage to Virtress Dixon Jordan on Nov. 20, 1952 at Chanute. She preceded him in death on Jan. 24, 1998.
He was a lif...
Margaret Ann Woodyard 1934-2010
Margaret Ann Woodyard, 76, Marysville, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wichita.
She was born Aug. 11, 1934 at Garrison, the daughter of Paul and Gladys White Burland. She graduated from Randolph High School in 1952. She married Elmer Woodyard on Sept. 4, 1953 and they farmed south of Blue Rapids.
He died March 30, 1986.
Survivors include five sons, Dale Woodyard, Tonganoxie, Gail Woodyard, Marysville, Wa...
Juanita Mae Sperry 1922 - 2010
Mrs. Juanita Mae Sperry, wife of the late Warren Dale Sperry, passed away peacefully at the age of 88 in Lakewood, Colorado on September 23, 2010. She was surrounded by her family.
She was born on September 12, 1922 in El Dorado, KS, the daughter of William S. and Ethel Huff.
Like other young women in the “greatest generation”, she contributed to the war effort helping to build airplanes for Boeing Aircraft & by working as a telephone opera...
Raymond Theodore Wasley 1962 – 2010
Raymond Theodore Wasley, 48, Chanute, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Raymond was born in Hartford, Wis., on Sept. 3, 1962, the son of Harold and Esther Hasby Wasley. He attended Harding High School and later received his Welding Accredited Certificate from Neosho County Community College.
He was united in marriage to Jackie Shrum on March 15, 2000. She survives.
Raymond worked as a we...
Cleo Pauline Uden 1931 – 2010
Cleo Pauline Uden, 78, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 in Chanute.
Cleo was born on Nov. 5, 1931, in Fredonia, the daughter of Orrin and Bessie Milner Wescott. She graduated from Fredonia High School.
She was united in marriage to Delbert Dee Uden on June 4, 1954. He preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 2004.
After her retirement as an office assistant, she was a dedicated Red Cross volunteer at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center and th...
Thelma G. Morrow 1932-2010
Thelma G. Morrow, 78, LaHarpe, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 at her home after an extended illness.
Thelma was born April 1, 1932 in rural Redfield, the daughter of Ernest Benton and Emma C. Green Brown. She grew up in LaHarpe and graduated from Elsmore High School where she attended her senior year.
She married L.G. Garrison and they lived in the Allen County area before they were divorced. She then married Harold W. Galemore and they made t...
Col. John Nichols Barley 1920-2010
Colonel John Nichols Barley, USAF (retired), 90, Bedford, Texas, died Sept. 15, 2010.
Burial with full military honors will be Thursday, Sept. 23 at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Scot. Father Darrin May, Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church will conduct the graveside service.
“Nick” was born August 16, 1920 in Mildred, to John William and Hallie Nichols Barley. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Budd in Chanute on Dec. 27, 1944.