Cindy Ann Smith 1965-2012
Cindy Ann Smith, 46, died early Tuesday morning, May 15, 2012 at her home in St. Paul following a two-year courageous battle with cancer.
Cindy was born Sept. 21, 1965, in Parsons, to Robert and Carlene Harrison Yarnell. The family lived in Erie during her early years and then moved to St. Paul, where she has resided since. Cindy graduated from St. Paul High School in 1984 and then attended Labette Community College.
From 2000 to 2004 Cindy...
Rex L. Milner 1951-2012
Rex L. Milner, 60, Chanute, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at St. Francis Via Christi Heart Hospital.
He was born July 6, 1951 the son of Melvin Milner and Ila Stipp. He was a graduate of the Chanute High School Class of 1969.
He married Donna Lee and was later divorced and married Diane Martin and was later divorced.
Survivors include his caregiver, Mean Peavey; a son, Brian; one grandchild; brothers and sisters, James “Jim” Milner, Diane Owen ...
Melvin Edward Shultz 1931-2012
Melvin Edward Shultz, 81, died at his home in Joppa, Md., on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. He was born on a farm west of Humboldt Feb. 6, 1931 the son of Melvin Wm. “Pat” and Nellie Cleone Booe Shultz. He attended Humboldt schools, graduating from Humboldt High School in 1949.
On July 23, 1950 he married Nata Darlene Grogan of Chanute. In 1951 he was drafted into the Marine Corps and served two years at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Following his disch...
Lupe Tinoco 1927-2012
Guadalupe “Lupe” Tinoco, loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend, died May 14, 2012 at home surrounded by her family. Lupe was born Dec. 12, 1927 in Chanute, to Patricia and Felipe Mendez. She moved to Kansas City, Mo., where she married her husband, John Tinoco on March 30, 1946. A member of Sacred Heart-Guadalupe Church, Guadalupanas, and Kansas City Azteca Lions Club, she was appreciated for her fundraising, generosity, a...
Richard Merle Cornell 1936-2012
Richard Merle Cornell, 75, Chanute, died Friday, May 11, 2012 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
Richard was born in Iola on August 8, 1936, the son of Fred and Mary Weeks Cornell. He graduated from Iola High School in 1954 and received an Associate’s Degree from Allen County Community College in 1956.
Richard served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was stationed at White Sands Milit...
Violet Marie Prichard 1919-2012
Violet Marie Prichard, 93, a longtime resident of Fredonia, died Thursday, May 10 at her daughter’s home in Chickasha, Okla,, where she had resided for the past two years. She was born March 21, 1919 in Yates Center, the daughter of James Isaac and Henryetta Pauline Miller DeCou. Violet was a graduate of Toronto High School, She was employed by USD 484 for 22 years as a school cook, retiring in 1985.
On Nov. 30, 1939 in Fredonia, Violet was ...
John Andrew Gier 1921-2012
John A. Gier, 90, Chanute, died Monday, May 7, 2012 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
John was born in Crawford County on May 25, 1921, the son of John Asberg and Millie Mae Goff Gier.
John served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was stationed in the Central Pacific, Ryukyus, and the Philippines.
He married Norma Joy Johnston in Hepler on Dec. 20, 1945.
He starting working at Ash Grove in 1946 and retired after 38 yea...
Norbert E. Lero 1924-2012
Norbert E. Lero, 87, St. Paul, died Thursday, May 10, 2012 in the emergency room at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.
He was born June 2, 1924 at Piqua, a son of Joseph and Anna Collins Lero. He grew up in St. Paul and graduated from St. Paul High School.
He served in the U.S. Army during W.W.II.
He married Norene M. Beller on Jan. 27, 1950. She preceded him in death on April 7, 1991.
They lived in Shawnee from 1950 until he moved to St. Pau...
Austin Vance 2012-2012
Austin Matthew Vance died Monday, April 30, 2012 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence.
Austin is survived by his parents, Heather Vance and Brad Fraker, Iola; three siblings, Kimberly Fraker of Arma, Asya Jackson of Topeka, and Aiden Fraker of Iola; grandparents, Herbert Vance, Humboldt, and fianc√©e Connie Rabe, Wichita, and Mike and Cinda Jones, Moran; five aunts, Shannon Bright, Dixon, Ky., Shawnda Edwards, Chanute, Kelly Bright, Hum...
Charles Ray Penrow 1945-2012
Charles Ray Penrow, 67, a longtime resident of Fredonia, died Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Fredonia Regional Hospital. He was born Feb, 20, 1945 in Hattiesburg, Miss., the son of Charles and Elsie Perry Penrow.
On August 2, 1975 Charles married Yvonne Louise Swisher in Las Vegas, Nev. She survives, at their home.
Charles retired in 1995 after 30 plus years of being a carpenter. Charles moved from Albuquerque, N.M., to Fredonia in 1997.
Emma Catherine Sanderson 1923-2012
Emma Catherine Sanderson, 89, Humboldt, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Arrowood Lane in Humboldt.
She was one of nine children born to Paul Otto and Flossie Blanche Penwell Joy on April 29, 1923 at Fredonia.
On May 5, 1942, Emma married Lawrence Morris Sanderson in Newton. They made their home in Iola most of their married lives. They moved to Humboldt in 1994. Her husband preceded her in death on July 5, 1998.
Emma was mostly a homemaker....
Iva Fae Patterson 1922-2012
Iva Fae Wooten Patterson, 90, died at home on Sunday, April 29, 2012, after a brief illness. Private family burial was held on Tuesday in the Coyville Cemetery, Coyville.
Ivy was preceded in death by her beloved parents, George R. and Ophelia Fairchild Wooten.
She is survived by sons Randy Patterson and Terry Patterson; two grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
Iva Fae was a long-time resident of Kansas City, Kan. where she was a professio...
Larry Wayne “L.C.” Carlburg 1946-2012
Larry Wayne “L.C.” Carlburg, 65, Buffalo, died at his home Saturday, April 28, 2012. Larry was born in Wichita on Dec. 7, 1946 to Kenneth Milo and Irene Mildred Perkings Carlburg.
Larry attended his first eight years of school in Benedict and graduated from Fredonia High School with the Class of 1964. In January of 1966, Larry was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served until 1968. In 1979 Larry joined the U. S. Army Reserves and served i...
Ronald D. Fowler 1935-2012
Ronald D. Fowler, 76, Chanute, died Monday, April 30, 2012 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Ron was born on June 9, 1935, in Chanute, the son of Cecil and Zella M. Johnson Fowler. He graduated from Chanute High School, and attended Neosho County Community College.
Ron served his country in the United States Army for two years.
He was united in marriage to Margaret Sue Franklin Fowler on June 16, 1957 in Chanute. She preceded him in...
Carol Ann Pollman Wimsett 1940-2012
Carol Ann Pollman Wimsett, 72, Chanute, died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Carol was born in Humboldt on March 27, 1940, the daughter of James Arthur and Helen Lenora Michael Pollman. She graduated from Humboldt High School. She married Kenneth “Jerry” Wimsett on April 26, 1958 in Humboldt.
Carol was a lifelong member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt, loved spending time with her...
William “Bill” Blythe 1931-2012
William “Bill” E. Blythe, 80, Chanute, died on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. Bill was born on August 13, 1931, at Council Grove, to Cephus Carey and Lottie May Weston Blythe.
Bill was married to Mildred Hoover on July 15, 1951. She died in 1988.
He graduated from Dwight High School and joined the Air Force on June 3, 1949. He was discharged on Dec, 2, 1952 and attended Pittsburg State Un...
Mark Randall Sewell 1962-2012
Mark Randall Sewell, 49, Fredonia, formerly of Texas, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. He was born June 5, 1962 in Independence, the son of Donald and Myrtle Frye Sewell. Mark was a 1980 graduate of Tulsa Union High School and attended Independence Community College. He was a disabled combat veteran.
On June 9, 2000, in Eureka Springs, Ark,, Mark was united in marriage to Linda Rassman. Linda survives at their hom...
Dr. Jack Couk, Jr. 1922-2012
Dr. Raymond A. “Jack” Couk, Jr., 89, Joplin, Mo., died on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at his home just hours after a family celebration for his upcoming 90th birthday.
He was born on May 7, 1922 in Wichita, to the late Raymond A. and Edith Gutherie Couk.
Jack was a 1st Lieutenant in World War II and was a B-25 pilot. He flew 73 missions in the Philippines and New Guinea. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with Oak Lea...
Kristen E. Jacobs 1952-2012
Kristen E. Jacobs, 59, died April 27, 2012, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis, Wichita. She was born July 3, 1952, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of William and Vina Springer Rhule. She graduated from Holton High School in 1970 and attended Highland Community College and Washburn University. Kristen was a financial planning assistant with Ameriprise Financial, Hutchinson and had worked at Jarred, Gilmore & Phillips Accoun...
Dixie Darlene Norton Reasoner 1947-2012
Dixie Darlene Norton Reasoner, 64, a resident of rural Fredonia, near Buxton, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at her home. She was born Oct. 16, 1947 in Webb City, Mo., the daughter of William “Bill” and Martha Robinson Hicklin. Dixie grew up and attended school in Altamont.
Seventeen years ago, Dixie met Richard Reasoner and they began their life together. Richard survives, at their home.
Dixie was a member of the Christian Church.