Betty Jane (Ballou) Stevenson was born February 27, 1947 in Chanute, Kansas. She was the daughter of Charles Nelson and Mary Frances (Bartley) Ballou. She passed away November 14, 2019 at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul, Kansas. She was 72.

Funeral services for Donald “Don” Lloyd Gillihan, 91, Lawrence will be held at 11 am Friday, November 15, 2019 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.  Entombment will follow at Memorial Park Mausoleum in Lawrence. Don passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Neuvant House of Lawrence.

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.

Donald Lewis Schooley, 85, formerly of Chanute, KS, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019 in Overland Park, KS. Don was born on October 31, 1934, the son of Noel and Ina (Dodson) Schooley.  

Veleta Elizabeth Daniel Haskins Sellars, of Chanute, passed away November 7, 2019 in the loving care of Diversicare and Harry Hynes Hospice. She was born on December 10, 1926 at Ft. Gibson, OK to Cleophus Daniel and Jewell White Daniel.

Imogene Wyant Leach, 88, longtime resident of Arkansas City and Chanute, KS, passed away peacefully on November 8, 2019 under hospice care in Broken Arrow, OK. 

Richard Fisher, 70, son of Robert and Dorothy Fisher, completed his long walk Nov. 6, 2019 in the arms of his wife of 48 years, Judy Fisher.

Alice Irene Thomas, 82, of Chanute, KS, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019 at Heritage Healthcare in Chanute, KS. Alice was born on December 20, 1936 in Humboldt, KS, the daughter of Charles H. and Cora (Hamill) Yockey.  

Nina Marie Bilyeu, 84, of Chanute KS, passed away on November 1, 2019 in Olathe, KS. Nina was born on January 5, 1935 in Chanute, KS the daughter of George and Mildred (Alcock) Wood. She graduated from Chanute High School in 1952. On November 30, 1952, Nina married William Gene Bilyeu in Cha…

Larry J. Caldwell passed away at his home in Saratoga, California on October 25. He was born June 26, 1946 to Ralph and Fern Caldwell of Chanute. He attended schools in Chanute from kindergarten through high school and was a 1964 graduate of Chanute Senior High. Larry went on to achieve a Ph…

Sharlett Ford, 80, of Chanute, KS, passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at NMRMC in Chanute, KS. Sharlett was born on September 12, 1939 in Pineville, MO the daughter of Curt and Effie (Letterman) Pierce. Sharlett graduated from Pineville High School in Pineville, MO in 1958. 

Jerry D. Jordan, 80, of Chanute, KS, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019 in Chanute, KS. Jerry was born on January 7, 1939 in Liberty, KS, the son of Joseph and Virtress (Dixion) Jordan. Jerry graduated from Erie High School in 1957. 

Marion Thomas “Bubba” Nelson, 67, of Chanute, KS passed away Friday, November 1, 2019, at Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute. Marion was born to Leroy and Kathryn (Jackson) Nelson, April 19, 1952 in Pittsburg, KS. 

Patricia Ruth (Wells) Simmons, 88, Bel Aire, KS, passed away November 3, 2019. She was born January 5, 1931 in Ft. Madison, Iowa to Paul R. and Beatrice M. (Howell) Wells. She grew up in Ft. Madison where she enjoyed dancing and fine arts in school. She loved being with her friends listening…

Georgianna Dent White Hathaway, 98, of New Castle, Colorado died October 29, 2019 at the Veterans Community Living Center in Rifle, Colorado, where she had been a resident for the last 2 years.

Nina Marie Bilyeu, 84, of Chanute KS, passed away on November 1, 2019 in Olathe, KS. Cremation has been requested. A celebration of life will be on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10:30 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Chanute, KS. Online condolences may be left at: www.countrysidefh.com

Hazel Lucille Laver, formerly of Humboldt, passed away 5:24 pm Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at age 98½ years, at Parsons, Kansas, where she had lived the past 3 years.  Hazel was born April 19, 1921, the daughter of Harry Earl and Eunice Jeannette “Jenny” (Ransom) Troxel, on a farm near Moran,…

Ronald William Sheddrick went on to be with his Savior our Lord Jesus Christ on October 26, 2019 at Landmark Hospital in Joplin, MO. Ron was born on June 6, 1940 in Rich Hill, MO to Wilma and Donald Sheddrick. He moved to Oswego, KS as a young child. Ron graduated from Oswego High School in …

Ada Marie (Gregg) Kee of Yates Center, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at the Allen County Hospital, Iola Kansas. She was 87. Ada was born July 15, 1932, in Iola, Kansas, the daughter of Alice and Theron Gregg. She grew up in Iola, Kansas attending school there and received …

Dixie Lee Becannon, 82,of Humboldt, KS, passed away on October 24, 2019 in Humboldt, KS. She was born April 4, 1937 in Humboldt, KS, the daughter of Leo and Pauline (King) Huffmaster. On December 9, 1965, she married Donald Becannon in Humboldt, KS. She graduated from Humboldt High School in 1955.

Nila Ilene Hittle Dickason, 90, of Overland Park, Kansas, went home to be with the Lord October 23, 2019 at Sheridan Assisted Living, Overland Park. She was born January 11, 1929 in Lake City, Kansas, the daughter of Raymond and Amy Sitler Hittle. She was dedicated to serving her family and …

Margaret S. Powers, 96, of Thayer, KS, passed away on October 24, 2019 at Heritage Healthcare in Chanute, KS. She was born May 26, 1923 in Hutchinson, KS, the daughter of Harvey and Merna (Kimpton) Studebaker. On August 3, 1941, she married Joe Powers in Chanute, KS. He preceded her in death…

Margaret S. Powers, 96, of Thayer, KS, passed away on October 24, 2019 at Heritage Healthcare in Chanute, KS.  Cremation has been requested. Service details will be announced at a later date. Online condolences may be left at: www.countrysidefh.com

Raymond Howard Colvin, 87, of Humboldt, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, Chanute, Kansas. Ray was born November 9, 1931, in Stark, Kansas to William and Bessie (James) Colvin. He was one of fourteen children. 

Gary Grant Naughton, 82, of Manhattan, passed away Wednesday afternoon, October 23. Gary was a retired forester, Captain in the US Army Field Artillery.

Claribel Shurtz-Alford, 92. of Chanute, KS, passed away on October 22, 2019 at Country Place Senior Living in Chanute, KS. She was born November 26, 1926 in Humboldt, KS, the daughter of William T. and Mable (Timmons) Hale. She was raised Humboldt and moved to Chanute in 1984. On June 17, 19…

Ruby Dorlores Read, 80, of Chanute, KS, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Prairie Mission in St. Paul, KS. Ruby was born on September 30, 1939 in Wann, OK, the daughter of Leslie Raymond and Lola (French) Smith.

The Rev. Holly B. Hutchens died on Tuesday, October 15 at Heritage Healthcare in Chanute after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Holly was born on August 22, 1942 to Edward and Charlotte Hutchens in Petersburg, VA. She grew up in Hinsdale, IL.

Joseph P. Irelan, 20, died Wednesday, September 11, 2019 north of Lawrence. His death was unexpected.  Among survivors include his parents, Lewis Paul and Mary Jo Irelan, of Erie.

Betty was born March 3, 1945 in Chanute, KS, the daughter of Omer Ray Dennis and Leora Caroline (Uthmann) Dennis who preceded her in death. She graduated from Chanute High School. She loved hummingbirds, watching bull riding and fishing even though she hasn’t fished for years. She worked in …

Ruby Dolores Read, 80, of Chanute, KS, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Prairie Mission in St. Paul, KS.  A Visitation will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 6-8 pm at Countryside Funeral Home Johnson Chapel in Chanute, KS.  A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, Oct…

Virginia Lee (George) Petty, 83, of Chanute, KS passed away October 12, 2019 at Diversicare of Chanute. 

Frankie Sue Bright was called home on October 11, 2019 at Glen Carr House in Derby, Kansas. Frankie Sue was born February 26, 1938 to Frank and Mildred Schupbach in Kiowa, Kansas.

Judy Ann Hoffman, 69, of Chanute, KS, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Diversicare in Chanute, KS. Judy was born on July 10, 1950 in Chanute, KS the daughter of James and Lila (Coble) Chaney. She graduated from Dallas High School in Dallas, PA in 1968 and then from Beauty School 1969.  

Jerry Roland Ballew, 65, of Cherryvale, Kansas passed away at Cherryvale Nursing & Rehab on Friday, October 11, 2019. 

Kathryn L. (Kathy) Mikola passed away October 5, 2019 at North Kansas City Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Kathy was born on November 3, 1946 in Chanute, KS. She was the daughter of Ralph & Marie (Fulps) Bockover.  

Anna Gaylene Liming, 68, of Independence, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019, at her home. 

Sharon Kay Compton, 73, of Chanute, KS, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in Chanute. She was born November 27, 1945 in Stark, KS the daughter of Willard and Alice (Laver) Allen. 

Dennis Michael Worley, 68, of Altoona, KS, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 the son of Leland and Ruth (Barnett) Worley.  

Timothy Todd Fritch, age 41 of Humboldt, KS, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 in Neosho Falls, KS.  He was born on September 19, 1978 in Eureka, KS, the son of Roy and Tracy Fritch.  He graduated from Humboldt High School in 1997 and Coffeyville Tech Automotive Program in 2000.  

Ophelia Serenity Jo King, infant daughter of Sam King and Angelina Sierra, was stillborn on August 25, 2019 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.

Timothy Todd Fritch, 41, of Humboldt, KS, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Cremation has been requested. The full obituary and service details will follow at a later date.  Online condolences may be left at:  www.countrysidefh.com

Mary Cochran, 81, formerly of Thayer, KS, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019 in Oswego, KS.  Mary was born on June 30, 1938 in Cherryvale, KS the daughter of Elba and Gladys (Fletcher) Ward. Mary was spent most of her childhood in Thayer, KS.

Dale H Gildart, 89, of rural Thayer, KS. passed away at his home on Saturday September 21, 2019. 

Howard Edwin Russell passed away Friday, September 20, 2019, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center. Howard was born on July 1, 1929, to parents Grover and Janet Elsie (Cation) Russell. The youngest of three children, Howard was born, raised, and lived in rural Humboldt, for all of his 9…

Janice Leona (Green) Aday went to be with her Lord September 19, 2019 at the age of 79. Janice was born and raised in Chelsea, Oklahoma the daughter of Alvie Newton Green and Beatrice Leona (Hagerty) Green. Janice met and later married the love of her life Wilford E Aday, June 22, 1957 on Wi…

Howard Edwin Russell passed away Friday, September 20, 2019, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute, KS. Family will greet friends on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 1-2 pm at the Humboldt United Methodist Church in Humboldt, KS.  Funeral service will follow at 2 pm at the chu…

Spencer Lee Brandon, 77, of Chanute, KS, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in Chanute, KS. Spencer was born on April 17, 1942 in Chanute, KS the son of Buddy Brandon and Erma McDowell.  

Janice Aday, 79. passed away Thursday September 19, 2019 in Chanute Kansas. Service details and full obituary will follow. Arrangements have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 101 N. Highland, Chanute, KS 66720.