Fred J. Lassman, Jr. passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Friday, February 21, 2020. He was 85 years old.

Leon A. Spence, 91, of Chanute, KS passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Diversicare in Chanute. He was born on December 10, 1928 in rural Savonburg, KS the son of Archie and Ruth (Scantline) Spence. Leon attended LeAnna Elementary School and graduated from Chanute High School. He we…

James G. “Tom” Holland, 77, of Haysville, and a former Parsons and Erie resident, passed away at 10:39 pm Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Wesley Medical Center at Wichita.

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James G. “Tom” Holland, Sr., 77, of Haysville and former Erie resident, passed away at 10:39 pm Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at The Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Further obituary information and service arrangements will be announced by the Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Parsons.

Ruth “Joan” Erickson, 93, of Chanute, KS passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 in Eureka, KS. She was born on December 1, 1926 in Chanute, KS, the daughter of Russell A. and Ethel Lindsey Reno. She attended Chanute schools, graduating from high school in 1944 and NCCC 1946. Joan married…

June Mary McNeal, 88, of Chanute, KS passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Heritage Healthcare in Chanute, KS. She was born on August 9, 1931 in Chanute, KS to Joseph and Mary (Winterrowd) Adelgren. June graduated from Vilas High School in 1950. On March 1, 1953, she married Harold E…

Jon Alan Wood, 81. of Chanute, KS, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at home. He was born on July 1, 1938 in rural Humboldt, KS to Clarence and Jessie (Shultz) Wood. Jon graduated from Humboldt High School in 1956 and then attended Indiana Tech. On June 26, 1958, he married Kathryn …

Ruth “Joan” Erickson, 93, of Chanute, KS passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 in Eureka, KS. A visitation will be held on Monday, February 24, 2020 from 4 pm-6 pm at Countryside Funeral Home Johnson Chapel in Chanute, KS. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 10 am a…

Robert Eugene Cochran, Jr. 58, resident of Yates Center, KS, died Wednesday, February 12, 2020, as the result of highway accident near Yates Center. He was born December 31, 1961, in Pueblo, CO, the son of Robert Eugene Cochran, Sr. and Barbara Jean Davis Cochran. Bob served in the US Army. …

It is with great sadness we announce the death of Merle W. Ruggles, 85, of Lee’s Summit, MO, who passed away Feb. 12, 2020 after a long battle with an immunodeficiency disease, leaving family and friends to mourn.

Funeral services for Barbara Ann Masters will be held Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Humboldt, KS. Rosary will be at 9:15 am.  Funeral Mass at 10 am.

Jack E. Shue, 73, of Clinton, Missouri and a former Erie resident, passed away at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Kansas City Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.  Further obituary information and service arrangements will be announced by the Pierce-Carso…

LeAnn Ruth Welch, 63, of Chanute, KS passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at her home in Chanute, KS. She was born on February 27, 1956 in Winfield, KS, the daughter of Larry and Martha (Willis) Welch. LeAnn graduated from Chanute High School followed by Nursing School, becoming an RN.  

Troy Donald Saubers, 56, of Shawnee, Kansas passed away February 9, 2020 in his home. A visitation will be held from 11 am to noon Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Amos Family Funeral Home followed by a funeral service at noon also at the funeral home. 

Frankie Delores Swango, 84, of Garnett, Kansas passed away Friday, January 31, 2020 at St. Luke’s South Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas. 

Edith Charlene (Thompson) McGurk, 88, died January 29, 2020 in Topeka, Kansas. She was born August 23, 1931 in Chanute, Kansas to Lester Thompson and Blanche Godding Thompson. She graduated from Ottawa University in 1954, then served for three years with American Baptist Missions teaching En…

Connie Sue Schooley, 78, Neenah, Wis. and formerly of Chanute, Kan., passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020, surrounded by her family.

Barbara Ann Masters, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2020 surrounded by her family.

Opal Marie Beard, 93, of Erie, died in her sleep early Friday, January 31, 2020. She was born June 13, 1926 on the Big Island near St. Paul, the daughter of Add and Elsie (Holding) Ward.  

Galen Merle Bean, 74, of Chanute, KS, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Chanute, Kansas. Galen was born on May 14, 1945 in Earlton, Kansas to Lawrence and Wanda (Briley) Bean. He married Carolyne Sue Wheeler on June 7, 1968 in Thayer, Kansas.

Martha E. Snow, 94, a resident of Guest Home Estates in Erie, died there at 8:35 pm Monday, January 27, 2020.

Debra M. Byers, 57, of Chanute, Kansas passed away on Monday January 27, 2020 at Life Care Center, Burlington, KS. She was born on August 3, 1962 in Chanute, KS, the daughter of Fred and Ivah (Hole) Byers. Debbie graduated from Chanute High School in 1980. Debbie worked at the Sonic Drive In…

Todd Allen Wilkins, 45, of Chanute, KS passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in Chanute. He was born on March 29, 1974 in Bossier City, Louisiana the son of Mary Lou Wilkins. Todd attended Bossier City, Louisiana schools and received his GED. He also received a diploma in drafting and des…

uanita Mears, 86, of Chanute, KS passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 27, 2020. She was born April 16, 1933 in Woodson County, Kansas to Ronald and Helen Moerer. Juanita graduated from Yates Center High School in 1950. In 1953 she married John C. Mears. She was a devoted wife and part…

Martha E. Snow, 94, longtime Erie resident, died at 8:35 pm, Monday, January 27, 2020 at Guest Home Estates in Erie.  

James “Jim” Osburn, 66, of Chanute, KS passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Heritage Healthcare in Chanute. He was born on November 4, 1953 to James Russell Osburn and Wilda Osburn. He spent most of his life in Peru and Chanute. Jim served in the United States Army in the mid-to-late…

V. Jeanne (Tripp) Gardner, 90,went peacefully to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 19, 2020. She was born in Fredonia, Kansas on November 24, 1929, the daughter of Charles and Mildred Tripp. Jeanne graduated from Chanute High School, Chanute, Kansas. A dedicated wife, mother, sister, aunt,…

JoAnn Francis Endicott, 81, of Chanute, KS passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Diversicare in Chanute, KS. She was born on July 5, 1938 in Delia, KS, the daughter of James and Regina (Dohrman) Simecka. JoAnn graduated from Delia High School. On October 15, 1973, she married Robert End…

Dolores Sears, 84, of Erie, passed away at 6:15 pm Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.

Samuel Lee Burnett, 53, Burlington, died at the Midland Hospice House in Topeka on January 22, 2020. 

Claris Eileen Angleton, 82, of Erie, KS passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Heritage Healthcare in Chanute, KS. She was born on December 18, 1937 in Chanute, KS the daughter of Vyrl and Ona (Ard) Roberts. Eileen graduated from Stark High School in 1955 and attended NCCC for one year.  

Kenneth “Larry” Reeves, 77, of Chanute, KS passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020 at NMRMC in Chanute, KS. He was born on November 16, 1942 outside of Chanute to Elijah and Bessie (Bowman) Reeves. He spent most of his life in Chanute and attended Chanute schools. Larry served in the United …

Michael “Mike” Phillips, 66, of Chanute, KS, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 22, 2020. Mike was born on January 27, 1953 in Riverside, New Jersey to Warren and Genevieve Phillips. He spent most of his life in Chanute, graduating from CHS with the Class of 71. Mike was…

Delores J. “Dee” Wilkins, 82, of Erie, passed away at 2:55 am Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village at St. Paul.

Eugene George “Gene” Koester, 73, of Chanute, KS passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS. Gene was born on July 12, 1946 in Iola, KS the son of George and Rosella (Thummel) Koester. He graduated high school from Chanute High School. On May 26, 1982, …

David L. Milner, 75, of Fredonia, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Heritage Health Care in Chanute. David was born on Febraury 21, 1944 in Fredonia, KS the son of Frank and Elsie (Morgan) Milner.

Infant Oliver Wayne Leon Ford, of Chanute, died at 10:35 am Friday, January 17, 2020 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.  

William (Bill) Keys of Cedar Falls, Iowa, passed away on January 14, 2020. He was the son of Karl and Marie (Fairbanks) Keys, born on September 27, 1931 in Chanute Kansas at his grandparents’ home on south Central, the Roth House. He married Mary Joanne Greve at St. Patrick Church in Chanute…

Lillian Maxine “Mac” Wilson, 96, of Chanute, KS passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020 in Chanute, KS. Mac was born on February 4, 1923 in Chanute, KS the daughter of James and Ethel (Butler) Petty. On June 29, 1942, she married Cloyd L. Wilson and he preceded her in death.  

Cynthia “Cyndi” Ann Deibert, 74, of Bartlesville, OK passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in Tulsa, OK. Cyndi was born on January 29, 1945 in Wichita, KS the daughter of James and Ethel (Gashlan) Lankas. She graduated high school from McDonald, KS and graduated from Pittsburg State Univer…

Lavon Hoppas, 79, of Erie, passed away at 5:25 pm Monday, January 6, 2020 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village at St. Paul.

Mrs. Dorothy Mae (Larson) McCoy Beck died peacefully surrounded by loved ones at Country Place Senior Living in Chanute, KS on January 4, 2020 at the age of 83. She was born on her family’s homestead on a hot, hot 117° summer day on August 8, 1936, in rural Chanute, KS to Harry and Hattie (J…

Paul Dwight Smith, 66, of Humboldt KS, passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in Wichita, Kansas after a short illness. He was born on February 25, 1953 in Chanute, KS, the son of Leslie Richard (Dick) and Ruth Marie (Howerton) Smith. Paul graduated from Chanute High School in 1971 and serve…

After 90 years on earth, God called Lucy Ellen Tredway peacefully home, surrounded by her beloved family at 6:45 pm Friday, January 3, 2020. 

Vickie J. Patterson-Baker, 62, of Chanute, KS, passed away on January 4, 2020. Vickie was born on May 7, 1957 in Chanute, KS, the daughter of Kenneth “Cookie” and Nancy (Dwinell) Patterson. Vickie worked as a cook most of her life in Chanute at various restaurants, her last job was at Casey’…

Jim Pearce, 90, a longtime resident of Parsons, passed away at 11:35 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at Prairie Mission Village, St. Paul.

John A. Muller, 54, of Parsons passed away Friday morning, Jan. 3, 2020, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin.