Joan M. Gladson 1926-2008
Joan M. Gladson, 82, Girard, died Wednesday, September 3, 2008, at her residence.
She was born July 2, 1926, in Stark to John and Angie Ermy Heitman. She attended school in Stark and graduated from Walnut High School. She attended business college in Kansas City.
She married Jack D. “Jake” Gladson on Aug. 6, 1944, in Girard. He died Jan. 1, 2004.
She worked as a bookkeeper at Producer’s Coop, Farm Bureau, and at the Crawford County courtho...
John Jefferson Littau
John Jefferson Littau, 67, Elk City, died Wednesday, September 3, 2008, in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Arrangements are pending with Potts Chapel, Independence.
Walter Leon Butler 1916-2008
Walter Leon Butler, 92, was born March 9, 1916 at Chanute to John and Elizabeth Sekman Butler.
Most of his schooling was in Chanute. However, in 1934, he moved to Ottawa rejoining his family which had moved there earlier. He attended Ottawa High School his senior year. It was at that time that he met his future wife, Jessie Tucker.
His first job there was at a dairy, but he soon quit that job and went to work for W. G. Saunders at his music ...
Ora F. McCracken 1919-2008
Ora F. McCracken, 89, died Monday, September 1, 2008, at the Heritage Nursing Center, Chanute, after a lengthy illness.
He was born May 11, 1919, at Lyndon to Walter and Nina Lewis McCracken.
He served in the Navy during World War II.
On Feb. 2, 1946, he married Nella Neil at Vancouver, Wash. She survives.
Other survivors include their children and their spouses, Jeannie and “Corky” Van Gotten, Chanute, Neil and Alesia McCracken, New Johnsonv...
Patricia Brown 1932-2008
ARLINGTON — Pat Brown, 76, peacefully passed away, Friday, August 29, 2008, at an Arlington hospital.
Pat was a native of Chanute, born Feb. 9, 1932, but spent most of her adult life in Arlington. Pat loved to travel, spend time at her lake house, to sew, to dance and to shop for her family. Her children and grandchildren meant the world to her.
Pat was a wonderful mother, sister, grandmother and friend, always available to lend a hand or of...
Jacky Pat “Jack” Rankin 1938-2008
Jacky Pat “Jack” Rankin, 70, Olathe, died Sunday, August 31, 2008.
He was born July 18, 1938, to TC “Pat” and Susan Geib Rankin in Perry, Okla. In 1984 he retired from the Boilermakers Local 83.
Survivors include his wife, Rosa Mae “Rosie” Rankin; 10 children, Monty and Denise Zimmerman, Steve Edwards, Denise Freilinger, Dana Belknap, Jackie Sebbo, Tim Rankin, Kim Negrete, Joy Engleman and Chad Burke; two brothers, Phillip and Dewon “Butch” ...
Debbie Childers 1955-2008
Debbie Childers, 52, Rogers, Ark., formerly of Chanute, died Monday, September 1, 2008, at her home.
She was born Sept. 14, 1955, to Ed and Georgia Brown Logsdon.
Survivors include her parents, Ed and Georgia Logsdon, Pineville, Mo.; a daughter, Samantha Childers, Rogers, Ark.; a son, Joseph Taylor, Indiana; a sister, Tamie Adams, Cave Springs.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Yocum.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Rollins Fu...
Naomi Lee Hickey Bideau 1924-2008
Naomi Lee Hickey Bideau, 83, Buffalo, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 at her home.
She was born Nov. 24, 1924 in Buffalo to W.H. and Byrd Mae Weiss Pool.
She grew up in Buffalo and graduated from high school there. She then attended Neosho County Community College in Chanute.
She taught school for a few years at Petrolia and Pleasant Valley. She then owned and operated the Buffalo Grocery Store for 40 years.
She attended Buffalo Community Church ...
Ledford Ray Miller 1943-2008
Ledford Ray Miller, 65, Benedict, died Wednesday, August 27, 2008, at his home.
He was born Jan. 31, 1943, in Lawrence to Herbert Ray and Marguerite Russell Miller.
He worked as a sales representative in the electronics industry.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.
On Feb. 3, 1969, he married Karen Louise Jackson in Las Vegas, Nev. She survives.
Other survivors include his mother, Marguerite Miller, Fall River; three sons...
Willard L. Goins 1936-2008
Willard L. Goins, 72, Thayer, died Thursday, August 28, 2008, at the Wilson Medical Center — Reece Campus after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.
The son of Arthur Calvin and Bertha Elizabeth Collins Goins, he was born July 18, 1936, in Garnett. The family moved to Independence in the early 1950s where he graduated from Independence Bible School.
On Aug. 5, 1956, he married Meta Brannum in Independence. She survives.
Wilma Marlene Morehead 1942-2008
Wilma Marlene Morehead, 66, Chanute, died Thursday, August 28, 2008, at her home.
She was born May 10, 1942, in Humboldt to Levi and Wilma Wylie Clay. She attended Humboldt public schools.
She married Tommy Joe Morehead on May 10, 1959, in Humboldt. He survives.
She was a homemaker. She enjoyed fishing and camping and her grandchildren called her “Campin’ Nan.”
Other survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Sondra Morehead, Ch...
Shelby Brianne Griffith 1992-2008
Shelby Brianne Griffith, 15, Neosho Falls, died Thursday, August 28, 2008, in Wichita.
She was born Sept. 9, 1992, in Iola to Walter S. and Lisa L. Ellis Griffith. Her illness kept her from attending public school. She was home-schooled by USD 366 and ANW Coop.
Survivors include her parents; a twin brother and sister, Connor and Kyra Griffith, of the home; a brother, Wally Griffith, of the home; her grandparents, Connie Griffith and Jim Kaspe...
Dustin Ray Coy 1973-2008
Dustin Ray Coy, 35, Clarksville, Tenn., died Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
He was born June 29, 1973 in Iola. He was employed by DynCorp and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include his parents, Don and Donna Coy, Humboldt; his wife, Tonya Webb Coy; three sons, Austin Ray, Aaron Matthew and Levi William Coy; four daughters, MacKinzie Marie, Ashley Nicole, Whitney Claudine and Co...
Carmel C. O’Malley 1908-2008
Carmel C. O’Malley died Friday, August 22, 2008, at Guest Home Estates in Erie, where she had been a resident for the past three and a half years.
O’Malley was born Nov. 11, 1908 at Crestline. Her parents were William H. Meyer and Ida M. Steensma Meyer.
She married John Ralph O’Malley on April 25, 1934, at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Scammon. He preceded her in death on June 6, 1997. She has been a member of St. Bridget’s parish since 19...
Harold F. Gough 1925-2008
Harold F. Gough, 83, died Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at Hutchinson Hospital.
He was born March 20, 1925, in Galesburg to Arthur and Opal Killian Gough.
On Aug. 3, 1948, he married Helen P. Winans in Hutchinson. She survives.
A member of Northminster Presbyterian Church, he was a retired painter from Davis-Child Motor Co. after 33 years.
He was a World War II Army veteran.
Other survivors include two sons, Steven Gough, Wichita, and Greg Gough...
Josephine ‘Dinah’ Hill 1920-2008
Josephine “Dinah” Hill, 88, Erie, died Sunday, August 24, 2008, at Guest Home Estates in Erie.
She was born March 9, 1920, at Northampton, England, to Joseph and Sarah York Bray. She attended an all girl school and then worked at a Boot and Shoe Factory in Northampton.
During World War II she worked on bombers for the Royal Air Force in a suburb of Northampton. She returned to the Boot and Shoe Factory after the war ended and continued to wor...
Roberta ‘Maxine’ Terwilliger 1923-2008
Roberta “Maxine” Terwilliger, 84, Independence, died Friday, August 22, 2008, at home.
She was born Sept. 26, 1923, in Sand Springs, Okla., to Earl and Marie Matthews Hough. She graduated from Cavanaugh High School, Fort Smith, Ark.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Terwilliger; a sister, Wanda Bullock, Las Cruces, N.M.; two daughters, Barbara McHughes, Rush Springs, Okla., and Sharon Knuth, Independence; six grandchildren and 17 great-g...
Robert E. Wiles 1951-2008
Robert E. Wiles, 57, Overland Park, died Wednesday, August 20, 2008, at Kansas City Hospice House after a recent cancer diagnosis.
He was born Feb. 7, 1951, in Springfield, Mo., to Harold and Lucille Wiles. He was a 1969 graduate of Chanute High School.
He is survived by an aunt, Lucy McDowell, Chanute.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel. The funeral will follow at Neosho County Memorial Cemetery.
Violet M. Baker 1907-2008
Violet M. Baker, 101, died Wednesday, August 20, 2008, at Gallatin Rest Home, Bozeman, Mont.
She was born Aug. 17, 1907, northeast of Cherryvale to William and Sarah Frances Harp Ringle. She graduated from Cherryvale High School in 1925.
She married Carl C. Baker on June 5, 1927, in Nowata, Okla. He died in April 1951.
She retired from Four County Mental Health Center, Independence, in 1976.
She was a member of First Christian Church.