Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

A Celebration of Life Visitation for Roy G. Colston will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021, from 1–3 pm at the Church of Nazarene located at 14th Street and Plummer, Chanute, KS. 

Rosalie Angleton, 86, of Chanute passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Heritage Health Care. Rosalie was born on July 18, 1934 in Chetopa Township, the daughter of Roy Stanley and Ruth Evelyn (Libertus) Greve.

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John Paul Davis Sr., 58, of Buffalo, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021. John was born on January 16, 1962 in Amarillo, TX the son of Everett Lee Davis Sr. and Betty Charles Smith.

Timothy Randel Embry, 55, of Olathe passed away on Dec 22, 2020 at his home attended by his devoted wife, Wendy, and son Owen.

Ron Schommer, 80, lost a 60-day duel with COVID-19 on January 4, 2021. He was a man of calloused grit and determination, coupled with a giving, gentle heart.  

Fred Joe Akers, 69-year-old resident of Zena, Oklahoma, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, January 15, 2021 after a lengthy illness.

Jeanette Rose Albin-Pruitt, 68, gained her wings at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center on Sunday, January 10, 2021. She was born on January 3, 1953, the daughter of Kenneth J and Alice Mae (Gulick) Albin.

Roy G. Colston, 78, of Chanute, Kansas, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021 at his home in Chanute, Kansas.

Ruth E. Murphy, 96, of Overland Park, KS, passed away peacefully Friday, January 8, 2021.  Graveside service will be 10:30 am Saturday, January 16, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Leroy, KS.

Wayne Eugene York, 88, of Neodesha passed away January 6, 2021 at Heritage Health Care. Wayne was born on June 27,1932, in Neodesha, Kansas son of Edgar Otis and Vertia Mae (Hicks) York.

Shelia Kay Sigg, age 66, passed away Friday, January 9, 2021, at her home in Chanute, Kansas, surrounded by her loved ones. 

Juanita Grace Bruce, age 44, of Chanute, passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. Juanita was born August 20, 1976 the daughter of Robert and Mildred Moore.

Diann Faye Taylor, 53 of Sterling, IL passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the CGH Medical Center Sterling, IL Diann was born on May 22, 1967 in Chanute, KS the daughter of Donald L and Shirley G. (White) Huffman. 

Lester Fay Petty, 85, of Chanute, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at his home. Lester was born on October 1, 1935, in Chanute, KS the son of James and Ethel (Butler) Petty.

Matt L. Barker, 60, of Parsons, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning, January 5, 2021 in the Labette Health Emergency Room at Parsons.

Nona M. Sanders, 89, a resident of the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul, was called home at 10:05 pm Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

Kevin Ray Harris, 61, of Chanute, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center. Kevin was born a twin son on July 31, 1959 in Chanute, KS the son of Calvin and Bessie (Johnson) Harris.

Scott R. Leroy, 52, of Chanute, Kansas, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at The University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS with his wife and sister by his side. 

Dale Eugene Myers, 87, passed away peacefully at home, with his family present, in Carthage, MO, on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2020.  

Victor Wayne West, 57, of Chanute passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center. On January 1, 1963 Victor was born in Fort Scott, KS the son of Elmer and Peggy (McGeehee) West.

Dora B. Alger, 81, of Chanute, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021 at the Neodesha Care and Rehabilitation Center. Dora was born on December 20, 1939 in Girard, KS the daughter of Darius and Grace (McNett) Harmon.

Marilyn Jo Marts, 83, of Chanute, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Heritage Health Care. Marilyn was born on December 1, 1937 in Iola, Kansas, the daughter of Paul C. and Audrey F. (Cress) Stinson.

Lois Erlene Ping took the hand of Jesus on December 31, 2020 at the Heritage Health Care. On September 2, 1926 in Buffalo, KS Lois was born to Gustaf and Bertha (Rollins) Carlburg.

Chris Eugene Aday was born August 12, 1958 in Claremore, Oklahoma to Wilford and Janice Aday. In his early years, Chris enjoyed riding his motorcycles, hunting, and trot lining with his Dad and Uncle. Chris graduated from Chanute High School in 1976, and followed in his father’s footsteps wo…

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Charlotte Ann Ysusi, 49, of Chanute, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 surrounded by her family at KU Medical Center in Kansas City. Charlotte was born on September 17, 1971 in Chanute, KS the daughter of Kenneth L. and Joyce A. (Johnson) Webb.

Shawn Christopher Allen, 50, of Sharpsburg, GA, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2020 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. 

Wanda Colleen Reece, age 88, a resident of Arbor Terrace in Naperville, IL and a former longtime resident of Waterloo, IA, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2020. She was born on February 8, 1932 in Benedict, Kansas.

Raymond Eugene Kennedy, 89, of Munford, Tennessee, passed away on the morning of December 27, 2020, at home surrounded by his family.  Mr. Kennedy was born on December 14 in St. Paul, Kansas.  He graduated from St. Francis High School in 1949 and joined the U.S. Navy on December 27, 1950.  H…

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Cale Wesley Hudson died peacefully at the age of 79 on Sunday, December 27, 2020, at the University of Kansas Medical Center after a courageous battle with COVID-19. Cale was chosen to participate in the Trump Administration’s Operation Warp Speed to accelerate the development, manufacturing…

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Gerald Francis Jones, 93, of Chanute passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Gerald was born on November 18, 1927 in Leroy, KS the son of Floyd Charles and Clara Rachel (Yoho) Jones.

Elsie Irene Boggs Defenbaugh, passed from this life into the arms of her Savior on December 27, 2020 just three days short of her 100th birthday. She was born to Roy and Artie (Arnett) Boggs on December 30, 1920. Many of her fondest memories were of her childhood years in the Leanna communit…

Paul Martin Pankratz, 88, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend went home to be with the Lord on November 11, 2020.

Jerald “Jerry” LeRoy Fogle, 80, of Chanute, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center due to long term health conditions. Jerry was born on June 3, 1940 in Independence, KS the son of John and Pauline (Barker) Fogle.

Brenda Lea O’Neal, 59, of Thayer, KS passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at her home. Brenda was born to Donald Wayne and Jean (Kenworthy) O’Neal in Tillamook, OR on December 18, 1961.

Joyce Carol Hurd, 65, of Chanute, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at her home. Joyce was born in Kansas City, MO. On April 15, 1955, the daughter of Clyde R. and Ruby F. (Reber) Mason.

Craig Curtis Davidson, 65, of Thayer Kansas entered into Heaven on December 17, 2020 at the Kansas Research Center, KC, MO.

Cale Wesley Hudson, 79, passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, at KU Medical Center due to complications from COVID-19. Full obituary details will be announced soon.

Joseph F. Tait, 88, of Chanute, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 at Moran Manor, Moran, KS. Joseph was born on July 10, 1932 in Garnett, KS the son of Francis J. and Gertrude M. (Roeckers) Tait.

Freda Pauline (Finley) McCarty, 96, of Chanute, fell asleep in death on Thursday, December 24, 2020. She was born in Rose, Kansas on September 28, 1924 to Ray and Millie (Hall) Finley, and moved to Chanute at age 5. She married William (Bill) McCarty on November 3, 1941.  They had 67 happy y…

Ellen Thron, 53, of Rosehill, Kansas was taken to heaven December 20, 2020. She was born in Fredonia, Kansas on August 2, 1967 to Bob and Viola Key. 

Bonnie Gae (Funk) Jensen, 74, went to be with our Lord at 8:14 pm Thursday, December 10, 2020 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.  

Janet Franklin Harris Beseau passed at home with her family by her side in Topeka on Dec. 12, 2020. She was born in Chanute on Jan. 23, 1936 to Clarence and June Franklin. Janet graduated from Chanute High School with the Class of 1954. 

Jeffrey Clayton Colston, 43, of Erie, KS passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center. Jeffrey was born on December 22, 1976 in Chanute, KS the son of Carmen Ira and Nola Mae (Ethridge) Colston.

Janice Rene Porter, 57, finished her 18+ year battle with cancer on the 18th of December 2020 at one o’clock that Friday afternoon. This wonderful woman did not let her illness stop her from living a full life as witnessed by her continuous community service and the birth of her last two chi…

Keith Leroy Washburn, 62, of Chanute passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Neosho Memorial Hospital. Keith was born on October 31, 1958 in Chanute, KS the son of Robert L. and Vesta J. (Leroy) Washburn.

Kenneth M. Cushman, 78, of Chanute, Kansas passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Merriam, Kansas.

Mike Paulie, 76, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Labette Health in Parsons, KS. Mike was born on December 9, 1944 to John A. and Catherine D. (Wolken) Paulie.