Anna Lou Bahr Mattix Aberle 1919-2010
Anna Lou Bahr Mattix Aberle, 91, Fort Scott, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 at the Presbyterian Village in Fort Scott. She was born Oct. 21, 1919 in Gridley, the daughter of Henry and Lydia (Ott) Bahr.
She spent her childhood in Gridley and graduated from Gridley High School. She then attended Strickland’s Business College in Topeka and following graduation, true to her nurturing spirit, she returned to the family home to help her father care for...
William “Bill” David Call 1928 – 2010
William “Bill” David Call, 82, Chanute, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Bill was born in Patricksburg, Ind. on Nov. 2, 1928, the son of Robert and Irma Lloyd Call. He graduated from Sedgwick High School in 1946.
He served his country in the United States Army and Army Reserve from 1951 to 1957.
Bill worked for the United States Post Office for 18 years.
He is survived by seven sons and three daughter...
LeRoy Albert Willis 1918 – 2010
LeRoy Albert Willis, 92, Chanute, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 at his home, surrounded by family.
LeRoy was born in Longton on Sept. 7, 1918, the son of Carter and Bertha Barker Willis. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1936 and from trade school in 1936.
He was united in marriage to Wilma Tredway on Nov. 27, 1943 in Whitewater. She survives, of the home.
He owned and operated Willis Oil and Gas until 1979.
Along with his wife, Wilma, he...
Kenneth Phillip Beemer 1918-2010
Kenneth Phillip Beemer, 92, rural Fredonia, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 at his home. He was born Oct. 12, 1918 at the family home west of Lafontaine, to Guy and Eda Thomas Beemer. Kenneth lived his entire life west of Lafontaine, where he had a farming and cattle business.
On Feb.1, 1941, he married Betty Jean Shinkle in Fredonia. She preceded him in death on May 18, 2006.
Kenneth was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Fredonia....
Clyde Burch 1917-2010
Clyde Burch, 93, a longtime local cattleman and rancher in Elk and Wilson County, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Fredonia Regional Hospital. He was born July 15, 1917 in Sedan, the son of James Durston and Monzella Vanderhoof Burch.
On July 24, 1937 in Pawhuska, Okla., he married Nola Phyllis Banning. She preceded him in death Jan. 24, 2004. They moved to Fredonia in 1979 where Clyde remained active in the cattle business.
Clyde was a member...
John Kenneth “Kenny” Barriger 1920 – 2010
John Kenneth “Kenny” Barriger, 90, Benedict, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 at the Fredonia Regional Medical Center in Fredonia.
Kenny was born in Humboldt on Nov. 4, 1920, the son of Arther Logan and Mable Grace Sill Barriger. He attended schools in Humboldt.
He was a self-employed truck driver.
Kenny was united in marriage to Barbara Jo Forbes on June 17, 2006.
He was a member of the Coyville Christian Church.
Along with his wife, Barbara, ...
Marion M. Clifford 1925-2010
Marion M. Clifford, 85, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 in Broomfield, Co. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20 at Elmwood Cemetery, Chanute.
Marion was born Jan. 18, 1925 to Ed and Fleta Taylor Howard in Chanute. She married Benjamin E. Clifford who preceded her in death. Marion worked for Beech Aircraft, Ball Brothers and Transformer Electronics.
She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge #51, Civil Air Patrol, American Red Cro...
Consolacion C. Bacani 1916-2010
Consolacion C. Bacani, 94, longtime resident of Manila, Philippines, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. She had resided in Fredonia for the past nine years with her son, Dr. Oswaldo C. Bacani and his family. She was born April 16, 1916 in Bataan Province, Philippines, the daughter of Pedro and Severina Hernendez Cruz. She was a self-employed businesswoman all of her adult life, retiring in 1994.
Consolacion Cruz and T...
Mary Ellison 1921 – 2010
Mary Ellison, 89, Union City, Okla., died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at her home.
She was born in Guthrie, Okla., on Jan. 2, 1921, the daughter of James and Elizabeth Girard Wilson.
She was united in marriage to William Bailey. They later divorced. She was united in marriage to George Ellison on March 22, 1957. He preceded her in death.
Mary worked as a custodian for many years at the Bank of Union and the Canadian Valley Vo-Tech.
She is survived ...
Stephanie Gail Bohling 1948-2009
Stephanie Gail Bohling, 62, Wichita Falls, Texas, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010.
Graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10 at Elmwood Cemetery in Chanute. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.
Stephanie was born on Feb. 19, 1948 in Chanute, to Wilbur Keith and Bonnie Lee Markman Moffatt. She served our country proudly in the United States Air Force, and later in the Army Air National...
Nicholas Charles Grzybowski 1949 – 2010
Nicholas “Nick” Charles Grzybowski, 61, Humboldt, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Nick was born in Hillsboro on Jan. 22, 1949, the son of Stanley and Madelyn Neustrom Grzybowski. He graduated from Herrington High School in 1967.
Nick served his country in the U.S. Army 34th Engineering Battalion in Vietnam.
He was united in marriage to Laura Manwiller on Nov. 25, 1978 in Miami, Okla. She s...
Janet “Jan” Hall 1946 – 2010
Janet “Jan” Eileen Bryant Hall, 64, Chanute, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 at her home.
Janet was born in Great Bend on Nov. 11, 1946, the daughter of Ralph Orville and Bernice Hammeke Bryant. She was a graduate of Rozel High School, Rozel, Kan. in 1964 and graduated from Fort Hays State College, Hays, in 1968, with a B.S. in Business Education.
From 1968-1971, she taught at Russell High School, Russell. Jan moved to Chanute in 1973. Since that t...
Barbara Jean Waggoner 1933-2010
Barbara Jean Waggoner, 76, long-time Erie resident, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 at the Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
She was born Dec. 7, 1933 at rural Erie, a daughter of Cecil Allen and Viola M. Blaine Fisher. She was raised at Erie and attended school there, graduating from Erie High School. She managed the Land of Ahs Motel at Erie for 25 years. In 2008 she moved to Chanute to be with her daughter and worked at Faith House.
On June 23...
Everett Eugene Metzger 1940-2010
Everett Eugene Metzger, 69, a longtime resident of rural Fredonia, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. He was born Dec. 13, 1940 in Wichita, the son of Victor R. and Ethel M. Wait Metzger.
On July 10, 1961 in Fredonia, Everett was united in marriage with Mary Harper. She survives, at the home.
Everett was retired from the Fredonia Co-Op, where he was the general manager for more than 33 years.
He was a member of the Bu...
Bertha Irwin 1926-2010
Bertha Irwin, 84, Augusta, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2010. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at the First Baptist Church in Augusta.
Bertha was born April 9, 1926 in Chanute, the daughter of Elmer and Hazel Sellars Yarnell. She grew up in Chanute and graduated from high school. On March 27, 1948 she was united in marriage to Harold Sam Irwin in Chanute. For a number of years she worked in Circle High School as a secretary. She w...
Sue Douglas 1925-2010
Sue Douglas, 85, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2010 at St. John’s Hospital in Leavenworth.
Sue was born Nov. 19, 1925 in Henderson, Tenn., the daughter of Roy and Nezzie Tankersly Howell.
She attended college and became legal secretary before attaining her LPN. Sue worked for various hospitals and nursing homes over the years.
On June 21, 1965 Sue was united in marriage to Harley Wayne Douglas in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death on March 5, 198...
Donna Dee Robison 1931-2010
Donna Dee Robison, 79, Yates Center, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at her home.
Donna was born August 25, 1931 in Ness City, the daughter of Harold A. and Mary Eggers Stick. She grew up in Ness City and graduated from Ness City High School.
On August 2, 1957 Mary was united in marriage to Lawrence Eugene Robison in Yates Center. They made their home on the family farm near Neosho Falls, until moving to Yates Center in 1992.
Donna was a member o...
Geneva Pearl Louia 1927-2010
Geneva Pearl Louia, 83, longtime resident of Altoona, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at Wilson Medical Center in Neodesha. She was born March 11, 1927 in Fairfax, Okla., the daughter of Aaron McCord and Pearl Elizabeth Gallatin Haines.
On April 1, 1944 in Wichita, she was married to Fred E. Louia. She and Fred made their home on the farm outside of Altoona for many years. He preceded her in death April 16, 2006. For several years, she was employe...
Maline Charlton Prest 1920-2010
Maline Charlton Prest, 90, died at Labette Health in Parsons on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010.
She was born in Birmingham, Ala., on May 9, 1920, the daughter of Guy W. and Minnie D. Brannan Charlton. She was reared in Yazoo City, Miss., by her grandparents Walter and Mary Brannan. Maline married Samuel Francis Prest in Memphis, Tenn., on Sept. 26, 1942.
After moving to Erie in 1966, Maline worked with her husband in the management of Prest Lumber ...
William E. “Bill” George 1918-2010
William E. “Bill” George, 92, longtime Erie resident, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 in the emergency room of Labette Health in Parsons.
He was born Jan. 24, 1918, in Erie, to Fred and Edith Heady George. He graduated from Erie High School in 1937, from Parsons Junior College in 1941 and from Pittsburg State University in 1941.
During World War II he served in the U. S. Army Air Force. For 40 years he operated a general insurance agency in Eri...