Geneva ‘Patty’ Ann Jones Hendricks 1942-2013
Geneva “Patty” Jones Hendricks, 71, of Chanute, died Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Geneva was born in Peabody on May 14, 1942 to James and Rena Ubben Topham. She attended high school in Benedict.
She was married to Walter Lacey, which later ended in divorce.
She lived in Houma, La., and was owner/operator of a bar/grill “Patty’s Place,” there for several years before returning to Chanute. Whi...
Micheal Dean Tomlinson 1987-2013
Micheal Dean Tomlinson, 26, of Pittsburg, died Saturday, May 25, 2013 as the result of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident near Pittsburg. He was born Feb. 9, 1987 in Chanute, the son of Terry Kay Tomlinson and Mark Anthony Therrian. Micheal was currently employed as a meat cutter at Sugar Creek Packing Plant in Frontenac.
His survivors include two children, Emmaline Rosemarie Tomlinson and Dakota Dean Tomlinson, both of North Bend, Ore....
Helen Elizabeth Balentine 1920-2013
Helen Elizabeth Balentine, 92, a longtime resident of rural Fall River, died Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. She was born Dec. 28, 1920 in rural Fall River, the daughter of Jess and Mary Hosler McGinnis. Helen was a graduate of Fall River High School. She was a school teacher for a few years, but spent most of her life as a rancher.
Helen was the oldest living member of the Fall River United Methodist Churc...
Larry Deon Ralph 1940-2013
Memorial service with military honors for Larry Deon Ralph, 72, Lawton, Okla., will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Lawton Heights Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Mike Murray, Pastor, and Rodger Arter, officiating.
Larry Deon Ralph was escorted to heaven by angels from his home on May 23, 2013.
Private family burial will be under the direction of Becker-Rabon Funeral Home.
Larry was born Oct. 6, 1940 in McLeansboro, Ill., to Elvis L. and...
Patricia Everman Caywood 1962-2013
Patricia Jolynn Everman Caywood, 50, of Parsons, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at her home.
She was born Oct. 10, 1962 at Wichita, a daughter of Joe E. and Marilyn J. Edmondson Everman. She lived at Wichita until her family moved to Chanute when she was seven. She attended Chanute and Humboldt schools, graduating from the Chanute High School. In 1982 she moved to Parsons. She was employed at Dwayne’s Photo as a photo specialist. She was a ...
Brandon Lee Cunningham 1975-2013
Brandon Lee Cunningham, 37 of Neodesha, died Friday, May 24, 2013 at the home of his grandpa after a long battle with cancer.
Celebration of Brandon’s life was held on Tuesday, May 28 at 2 p.m. at the Christ Church in Neodesha, with Pastor Dave Cheshier and Chaplin Ron Cashman officiating. Services under the direction of Loran Fawcett Chapel, Neodesha. Memorials are suggested to the Neodesha Eagles Auxiliary and may be left in with the funer...
Patsy Lavon Neuenschwander 1932-2013
Patsy Lavon Neuenschwander, 81, a longtime resident of the Coyville and Fredonia area, died Monday, May 27, 2013 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. She was born Feb. 20, 1932 in Joplin, Mo., the daughter of Perl Malery and Helen V. Beck Bass. When Patsy was very young, her father was killed in an accident and her mother was united in marriage to Delno Bass, who raised Patsy as his own.
Patsy was a graduate of Coyville High School and attended In...
Velma Louise Hartman 1928-2013
Velma Louise Hartman, 84, of Columbus, Friday, May 24, 2013 at the Mercy Maude Norton Hospital in Columbus, following an illness.
Velma was born July 30, 1928 in Iola, the daughter of Arthur and Alma Fine Conner. Born and raised in Iola, Velma was a graduate of Iola High School. She later became a nurse and worked at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Olathe, where she made her home for many years. She later retired to LaHarpe, and lived her ...
Robert W. Browning 1915-2013
Robert Wayne Browning was born Dec. 23, 1915 and died on May 24, 2013.¬† He was the son of Robert Orville and Grace May Denny Browning.¬†
Wayne was born in Neosho County, Kan., on the Browning farm located between the railroad tracks and Plummer Ave. on the north side of what is now 35th Street. He attended Roosevelt, Cross, Murray Hill, Lincoln, Webster and Alcott elementary schools, went to junior high in Chanute, and graduated from Chanut...
Robert (Bob) Eugene Phillips, 1930 - 2013
Robert (Bob) Eugene Phillips died May 21, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. at the Olathe Medical Center following an illness of cancer. ¬†
Bob was born February 23rd, 1930 to Bessie Mae (Smith) Phillips and Glenn O. Phillips in Chanute, Kansas.
Bob¬†served¬†in the Air-Force during the Korean War in the Motor squadron as a Staff¬†Sergeant.
Bob started working as a boy and was a “Jack of all trades”, whatever you needed, Bob would get the job done.¬†
Virginia Mae Lewis 1924-2013
Virginia Mae Lewis, 89, a lifelong resident of Wilson County, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Golden Living Center in Fredonia. She was born Feb. 14, 1924 in Altoona, the daughter of Roy and Lena Varner Lewellen. Virginia was a graduate of Benedict High School.
On March 17, 1947 in Wellington, Virginia was united in marriage to Charles William “Red” Lewis. He survives, at Golden Living Center.
She is also survived by one son, Ronald Lewis of Li...
Charline Smith 1922-2013
Charline Smith, 90, former Chanute resident and former housemother at Wichita State University and the University of Kansas, died Monday, May 20, 2013. A reception for Charline’s family and friends will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 26 at the Chaumont Apartment Party Room, 7077 E. Central, Wichita, KS.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Corwin Smith, and her brother, Wayne Todd.
Survivors are sons, Todd Smith and wife, Lynne,...
LuElla Fischer 1919-2013
LuElla Fischer, 93, LeRoy, died on Monday afternoon, May 20, 2013, at the Sunset Manor in Waverly.
She is survived by her two sons, Glenn Fischer, Oswego, and Lyle Fischer, LeRoy; five daughters, Mary Schmidt, Mt. Hope, Alice Archer, LeRoy, Rhonda Scott, Lawrence, Twila Theimer, Topeka, and Lynnette Bollinger, Emporia; two brothers, Elmer Gleue, LeRoy, and Erwin Gleue, Independence; a sister, Selma Crome, Bremen; 15 grandchildren; 19 great gr...
Lt. Col. Julian “Jules” John Budny 1934-2013
Lt. Col. Julian “Jules” John Budny, Ret., 78, died May 17, 2013 in Tyler, Texas. He was born June 29, 1934, in Philadelphia, Pa., to John S. and Helena Lewandowska Budny.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughter, Laura Cosby-Davidson of Winnsboro, Texas; son, Jim McVaugh and wife, Pamela, Houston; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Alexandra Golaski of Philadelphia; and one niece and two nephews.
Lt. Col. Budny marrie...
Betty Sue Rice 1946-2013
Betty Sue Rice, 66, of Chanute died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Betty was born Iola on August 14, 1946, the daughter of Silas and Mary Smith Nicholas. She attended schools in Allen County and later received her GED.
On June 11, 1965 she married Bob Rice in Erie.
She worked at Everbrite Electronics for more than 20 years.
She loved camping, circle track racing, and arts and crafts. She especially e...
Steven E. White 1981-2013
Steven Eugene White, 31, Ottawa, died May 6, 2013, at his residence in Franklin County.
Graveside funeral service is planned 2 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Chanute.
He was born Dec. 27, 1981, in Chanute, the son of Steven White and Carla Fisher.
He worked in housing construction.
Steven was united in marriage to Randi Crawford March 2, 2009, in Miami, Okla.
Steven is survived by his wife, Randi Crawford White, Ottawa; hi...
Tatym Edward Buckner 2013
Tatym Edward Buckner was born at 7:25 a.m. and died at 8:50 a.m.on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. He was the son of Corey Shawn William Buckner and Chastity Folsom.
In addition to his parents, Tatym is survived by grandparents, Amy Oneal of Fredonia, Douglas Folsom of Ottumwa, Iowa; great-grandparents Ken and Pam Spilman of Ottumwa, Iowa, Dinah Moore of Iola; aunts, Shianne Folsom of Fredonia, Americus Bell ...
Ruby Maxine Reinecke 1941-2013
Ruby Maxine Reinecke, 71, Fort Scott, died Monday afternoon, May 13, 2013, at her home. She was born June 24, 1941, in Hiattville, the daughter of Bernard and Ruth Ireta Hartman Russell.
She graduated from Uniontown High School with the class of 1959. She married Max W. Reinecke on Nov. 13, 1960, in Redfield. She worked for Western Insurance and later American States Insurance as an underwriter.
She also worked for the Co-op, as a babysitte...
Berniece Johnson 1921-2013
Berniece Johnson, 91, of Chanute, died Thursday, May 9, 2013.
She was born on Dec. 9, 1921 in Altoona, the daughter of Walter Bradford and Marie Wiltse.
Berniece received her cosmetology license from Independence Cosmetology School. She married Mark H. Johnson on May 9, 1942 in Independence She owned and operated her own beauty shop out of their home in Thayer.
Berniece was preceded in death by her husband, Mark H. Johnson, sisters Virginia S...
Steven White 1981-2013
The graveside memorial for Steven White scheduled for today has been postponed.
Family members said his body has not been released.
Arrangements will be announced.
White, 31, of Ottawa died Monday, May 6, 2013 in Ottawa.
White was born Dec. 27, 1981 in Chanute. He graduated from high school in Topeka but lived in Chanute most of his life until moving to Ottawa.
He liked working on cars and outdoor activities. He loved music and was known as ...