Raymond John ‘Ray’ Holland 1921-2010
Raymond John “Ray” Holland, 88, Joplin, Mo., died Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at the home of his daughter.
He was born March 22, 1921, in Pittsburg to Harry and Mary Welch Holland.
He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and in the Air Force during the Korean War.
He married Jewell White on Dec. 1, 1951, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Webb City.
He owned and operated Ray’s Service Station in Webb City, Mo.
Survivors include two...
Rebecca Nadine Long 1953-2010
Rebecca Nadine Long, 56, Raytown, Mo., formerly of Erie, died Friday, March 12, 2010, at the Memorial Medical Center in Overland Park.
She was born June 16, 1953, at Mercy Hospital in Parsons to Earl E. and Melba Noakes Long. She graduated from Erie High School in 1971.
She was employed with the TATERA Group as a Head Nurse and at Armor Homes for 11 years as a Charge Nurse. Her career in nursing spanned 34 years until she was unable to contin...
Margery Adams Donald 1915-2010
Margery Donald, 94, died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 7, 1915, in Mildred to George Clair and Anna Marie Smith Adams. She graduated from Mildred High School in 1934.
On June 21, 1937, she married Howard Raymond Donald at the church parsonage at Selma. He died on Dec. 29, 2006, after 69 years of marriage.
After living in Texas the first two and one half years of their marriage, they mo...
Shellie Rae Waller 1956-2010
Shellie Rae Waller, 54, Osage City, died Friday, March 12, 2010, at her residence.
She was born March 19, 1956, in Chanute to Ray and Neva Clifton Waller. She graduated from Chanute High School in 1974.
She had been employed at several non-profit organizations as a caregiver.
Survivors include a son, Jeremy Waller; three grandchildren; a sister, Kathy Shields, Chanute; and a brother, Tracy Waller, Chanute.
She was preceded in death by her par...
Kathryn M. Gray 1920-2010
Kathryn M Gray, 89, Galion, Ohio, formerly of Chanute, died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at Mt. Carmel, St. Ann’s, Westerville, following an illness.
She was born Aug. 4, 1920, in El Dorado to William and Dalpha Doris Meek Beckford.
She married Warren L. Gray on Dec. 14, 1941. He died on March 26, 1996.
She has resided in Galion since the late 1950’s.
She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of Galion. She was a homemaker who enjoyed tim...
NCCC taps bond underwriter for
Ottawa campus building project
Neosho County Community College is moving steadily toward building its new Ottawa campus.
During Thursday’s regular meeting, the board heard a report from John Haas, a representative of Ransom Financial Consultants, regarding proposals he received from underwriters on the issuance of bonds to help build the new campus. Haas said five proposals were received and he recommended the selection of Stifel Nicholaus & Company, Inc., as ...
Paradise Liquor changes hands Kenny and Janet Rollow took possession of the former Paradise Liquor, 1110 N. Santa Fe, on Feb. 5 and renamed the business Booze Brothers & Mix Shop Wholesale and Retail Sales. Kenny serves as manager. Booze Brothers employs one full-time person and five part-time. Kenny wants his business to be known as “the area’s go-to store for wholesale and retail imported beers as well as domestics.” “We seek to provide ...
Construction on Phase II of Shaw-
Elk Road project to begin this week
Barricading on 160th (Shaw) Road will begin Monday in preparation for beginning Phase II of the 160th (Shaw)-Elk Road Improvement Project, Neosho County Engineer William Cook said Friday. Cook told Neosho County commissioners at their regular meeting Friday morning that Venture Corp., general contractors for the project, will barricade 160th Road from U.S. Highway 59 to Marshall Road at the town of Shaw beginning Monday. Signs will also be pl...
Dolores P. Miller
Dolores P. Miller, 76, died Sunday, March 7, 2010.
Survivors include her husband, Don; a son, Steven; two daughters, Deborah and Deanna, formerly of Chanute; four grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.
Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. today at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Burial will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens under the direction of Devorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary, Wichita.
Contributions may be made to Harry Hynes Me...
Mary Josephine Sheerer
Mary Josephine Sheerer, 77, San Benito, Texas, formerly of Humboldt, died Saturday, March 6, 2010, at Alta Vista Nursing Home in Brownsville, Texas.
She married Henry “Hank” Sheerer. He preceded her in death.
Mary was a member of the United Methodist Church of San Benito and a resident of San Benito since 1997.
Survivors include a daughter, Treva Vinson, San Benito, Texas; a son, Delbert Sheerer, Chanute; five grandchildren; four great-grand...
Eva Rebecca Rush 1917-2010
Eva Rebecca Rush, 92, died Monday, March 8, 2010.
She was born Sept. 1, 1917, in Colony to John and Mabel Bass Heinlein. She graduated from Humboldt High School.
She married Elmer L. Rush on June 27, 1948, in Chanute. He died in July 2006.
She was a home maker and an active member in the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville.
Survivors include two daughters, Mabel Irene Clark and Anita Rae Grove, both of Coffeyville; five grandchildren; and two...
Ronald L. Jay 1934-2010
Ronald L. Jay, 75, Humboldt, died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
He was born Sept. 16, 1934, in Humboldt to Roy C. and Amy E. Snell Jay. He graduated from Humboldt High School in 1952 and attended Junior College on the G.I. bill.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1958.
He worked as a Draftsman for Monarch Cement Company for 38 years until his retirement.
He married Dora York on Sept. 3, 1...
Veneta Mary Schoenhofer Lowe 1927-2010
Veneta Mary Schoenhofer Lowe, 82, formerly of St. Paul, died Monday, March 8, 2010, after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s.
She was born Aug. 20, 1927, in St. Paul to John Michael and Catherine Marie Thomas Schoenhofer, graduating from St. Paul High School in 1944.
She was a hard worker and loved people. She taught school in Oswego in the 1940s and also worked at the Erie Creamery, The Chanute Tribune, Star Drill, Chanute Country Club and ...
Harley Dean Montgomery 1930 – 2010
Harley Dean Montgomery, 79, Chanute, died Sunday, March 7, 2010 at his home.
Harley was born in Independence on April 2, 1930, the son of Orvil N. and Bertha Montgomery. He attended schools in New Mexico and in Chanute.
He served in the United States Armed Forces for more than 20 years until his retirement.
He was united in marriage to Margie Luella McAfee. They later divorced.
Harley is survived by two sons, Robert “Skip” Montgomery, Lawrenc...
Suzanne Van Gotten and Jacob LaTurner were married Dec. 26, 2009, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chanute. Fathers Bernard X. Gorges and David Marstall presided over the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Jackie VanGotten, Chanute. The groom is the son of Mark G. LaTurner, Parsons. Bridget VanGotten, Olathe, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Anjanette Ladd, Ottawa, Jacqueline Sm...
Glenn Kiddoo 1925 – 2010
Glenn Kiddoo, 84, Chanute, died Thursday, March 4, 2010 at his home.
Glenn was born on Nov.r 5, 1925 in Neodesha, the only child of Cline and Ioma Watson Kiddoo.
He attended Neodesha schools, graduating from Neodesha High School in 1944. He received his Associates Degree in Printing from Neosho County Junior College.
He enlisted in the United States Navy in May of 1944 and served his country honorably during WWII in the Pacific Theatre until ...
Birth ¬≠— Johns
Joe and Vickie Johns, Frontenac, announce the birth of their daughter, Jolie Marie, born Feb. 19, 2010, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Pittsburg.
Grandparents include Morris and Janie Sue Roberts, Fredonia, and Peggie Johns, Chanute.
Birth ¬≠— Harcrow
Jon and Abby Harcrow, Tishomingo, Okla., announce the birth of their daughter, Emilee Jaylen, born Jan. 20, 2010, at Medical Center Southeastern Oklahoma in Durant, Okla. Emilee was welcomed home by a sister, Drew Elizabeth, 2 1/2. They are the grandchildren of Natalea Clark, Chanute, David and Jennifer Clark, Neodesha, and David and Janet Harcrow, Tishomingo, Okla. They are the great-granddaughters of Anne Marie Clark, Chanute, Zoetta Bax...
Daniel L. and Lisa Mildfelt, Chanute, announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica A., Chanute, to Banks Floodman, son of Sheila McAllister and Michael R. Floodman, all of Wichita. Mildfelt received her Bachelor’s of Science in nursing and is attending nurse anesthetist school and the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is employed with KU Med. Floodman is a 2005 graduate of the University of Kansas, where he played football. He r...
Dessie L. Wikel 1923-2010
Dessie L. Wikel, 86, LaCrosse, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 in Albany, Ore.
She was born Aug. 22, 1923 at Casa, Ark., the daughter of William Edwin and Florence Annie Mitchell Cravens.
She graduated from Prue High School, Okla., in 1942.
She married Cecil Willis Wikel Nov. 17, 1945 in Hominy, Okla. They moved to Kansas in 1947. He preceded her in death Jan. 24, 1981.
She worked as a cook for La Crosse High School before retirement.
She was a m...