Ronald James Courter 1956-2013
Ronald James Courter, 56, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Chanute.
He was born Dec. 28, 1956, in Wichita, the son of Billy Gean and Joetta Marie Morrison Courter. He attended Chanute schools.
He was united in marriage to Mona Bockover on July 3, 1987. They later divorced.
Ronnie was a welder, oilfield worker and over-the-road truck driver. He enjoyed fishing, motorcycles and playing pool with his friends.
He is survived by his father of Chanut...
Charley N. Ferguson, Jr. 1922-2012
Charley N. Ferguson, Jr., 90, of Thayer, died Jan. 1, 2013 at his home. Cremation has taken place and services will be held at a later date.
Charley was born July 31, 1922 in Hill City, Mo., to Charley N. and Myrtle G. Miller Ferguson. He was raised in Kansas until he was 16 and his family moved to Idaho. He returned to Kansas in 1990 where he farmed until moving to Thayer. He was employed as a janitor for the Thayer Schools until his retirem...
Nyla Peter 1931-2013
Nyla Peter, 81, Chanute, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at Chanute Healthcare.
Nyla was born in Onaga on Oct. 23, 1931, the daughter of William and Emma Berges Zeckser. She was married to Floyd Peter on March 28, 1951 in Westmoreland. He preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time watching her grandchildren play baseball, Sunday dinners with her family, and traveling.
Nyla is survived by her children, David and Julia P...
Melanie R. Waddell 1959-2012
Melanie R. Waddell, 53, of Blue Mound, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at Golden Heights, Garnett.
She was born Oct. 11, 1959, in Bradford, Pa., the daughter of George and Sandra Heffner Hawkes.
Melanie married Richard Henderson, living in Xenia, and later divorced in 2004. She married James Waddell on Oct. 14, 2007 in Miami, Okla. They made their home in Blue Mound.
Melanie worked for Pump-N-Pete’s and then worked at Moran Manor for a short tim...
William “Bill” Whitmore 1933-2012
William “Bill” Whitmore, 79, of Longmont, Colo., died Dec. 28, 2012 at his home.
Bill was born on August 5, 1933 in Chanute, to Joseph and Reba McPhillips Whitmore.
Bill attended schools in Chanute, graduating from Chanute High School where he was a letterman in basketball and baseball. He attended college at Washburn University, graduating with an engineering degree.
Bill grew up fast, helping his family, beginning work at a young age of 1...
Wendell Wayne Frazell 1925-2013
Wendell Wayne Frazell, 87, of Iola died Jan. 1, 2013 in his home.
Wendy was born April 19, 1925 in Iola to the late Jay C. and Ethel M. Baker Frazell. He grew up in Iola and attended the Iola schools.
On Dec. 28, 1944, Wendy married Georgia L. Blohm. Georgia preceded Wendy in death Dec. 28, 2011.
Wendy served in the United States Navy in World War II, from 1943-1945. He was a Coxswain Boatswain’s Mate on the naval ship Allioth. The ship an...
New publisher for Southeast Kansas Living magazine
Kimber Wallace of Neodesha, the new publisher and editor of Southeast Kansas Living magazine, is planning to increase the online presence of the publication.
Wallace bought the publication from Jackie Witherspoon in November of 2012.
Southeast Kansas Living aims to celebrate the people, places and spirit of southeast Kansas with articles and photos that highlight area events, history, culture, industries, busines...
Edith Mae Gier 1924-2012
Edith Mae Gier, 88, of Chanute, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Edith was born on Nov. 30, 1924 at rural Savonburg, the daughter of John Asbury and Mille May Goff Gier. She attended rural schools around Savonburg and Erie. She moved to Chanute in 1947.
She worked at Jensen’s Egg Plant from 1947 until it closed in 1964. She then worked at Self Service Grocery from 1964 until 1985, when she retired at ...
Marie Eleana Sinclair 1941-2012
Marie Eleana Sinclair, 71, rural Humboldt, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Marie was born Sept. 9, 1941, the daughter of Frank and Mary Kipp Heiman on a farm northwest of Humboldt. She spent most of her childhood in the Humboldt area and graduated from Humboldt High School.
On Dec. 16, 1961, Marie married Jerry R. Sinclair at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Humboldt. She did in-home care ...
Carolyn Mae Patnode 1922-2012
Carolyn Mae Patnode, 90, a Las Vegas resident since 1956, died Dec. 23, 2012. She was born on Jan, 30, 1922 in Florence, Colo.
Carolyn worked as customer service representative/supervisor at Nevada Power Company for 25 years.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph “Jim” Patnode; daughters, Sharry Hickey and husband, William, and Julia Schoemann; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Lola McCoy, Chanute; one niece and two nep...
Bradley William ‘Brad’ Haviland 1951-2012
Bradley William “Brad” Haviland, 61, of St. Paul, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
He was born Dec. 12, 1951 at Neodesha, a son of William and Lorene Schoonover Haviland. He was raised at Neodesha and Edna and attended Parsons schools. After completing high school he enlisted in the United States Navy at age 17. He was also a veteran of the Vietnam War. After he retired from service he moved to St. Paul.
Nellie May Tomlinson Bartlett 1919-2012
Nellie May Tomlinson Bartlett, 93, of Olathe, formerly of Humboldt and Iola, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at the Pinnacle Ridge Nursing Home in Olathe.
May was born in Woodson County on Feb. 9, 1919, the daughter of Fred and Rose Hibbs Churchill. She attended schools in Woodson County.
She was married to Johnie Tomlinson in 1937. He preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 1975. She later married Kenneth Bartlett. He also preceded her in death.
Ralph Leonard Barclay 1937-2012
Ralph L. Barclay, 75, of Chanute, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at Neosho Regional Memorial Medical Center in Chanute.
Ralph was born in Tulsa, Okla., on Nov. 29, 1937, the son of William Roy and Eddie Waller Barclay. He graduated from Garden City High School in 1956 and later received his Master’s of Education from Pittsburg State University. He married Mary Kay Jenkins on Dec. 31, 1958 in Miami, Okla.
He was a teacher and assistant football ...
Bobby L. Duke 1933-2012
Bobby L. Duke, 79, of Chanute, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Bobby was born in Independence on Dec. 18, 1933, the son of Pearl and Royal Duke. He grew up and attended schools in Independence.
He entered the U.S. Army on October 27, 1953, serving during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 26, 1956.
After the army, Bobby attended Pittsburg State University and received a de...
Oren T. “Tom” Johnson 1946-2012
Oren T. “Tom” Johnson, 66, of El Dorado, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 at the Chanute Health Care Center.
Tom was born in Chanute on Nov. 4, 1946, the son of Oren Franklin and Martha Jane Drake Johnson. He grew up on a farm in Wilson County and was graduated from Midway High School in 1964. He attended NCCJC and then moved to California to work.
He entered the United States Army in 1967 and volunteered for a tour of duty in Vietnam. He was ho...
Donald Eugene Swartz 1935-2012
Donald Eugene Swartz, 77, Buckner, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 at his home. He was born Sept. 1, 1935 in Fort Scott, the son of Walter Lawrence and Ruby Gladys Prettyman Swartz.
After high school he was enlisted in the United States Marines. On Oct. 14, 1963 in Kingsville, Mo., he married Sharon Gale Tanner. She survives, of the home.
He worked as a sheet metal worker for Allis Chalmers for 31 years.
Survivors also include five children, ...
Betty Venita Greve 1938-2012
Betty V. Greve, 74, of Erie, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at her home.
Betty was born in Oroville, Calif., on Feb. 6, 1938, the daughter of Robert C. and Betty V. Allred Greer. She graduated from Altoona High School in May 1956.
She was united in marriage to George M. Greve, Jr. on June 1, 1956 in Neodesha. He survives, of the home. Betty was a homemaker. She was a member of the Red Hat Club and the Wilson Avenue Church.
Along with her husband ...
Neil Frank Krone 1932-2012
Neil Krone, 80, of Chanute, went to meet his heavenly Father, with his family at his side, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo.
Neil was born in Chanute on Oct. 6, 1932, the son of Frank Henry and Violet Arlah Reed Krone. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1950. While he was attending junior college he enlisted in the United States Navy and served from 1951-1954. He served on the U.S.S. Whiteside during the Korea...
Wayne Brown 1927-2012
Wayne Brown, 85, formerly of Chanute, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at Grove, Okla.
He was a retired switchman for Santa Fe Railroad.
Visitation is 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17 at Worley-Luginbuehl Funeral Home, Grove.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with burial in Olympus North Cemetery, Grove.
Nash - Rollins
Amber Lynn Nash and Kendall Ray Rollins were married in a double ring ceremony on Nov. 10. 2012 at Dogwood Canyon in Branson, Mo., with the Rev. James Scott officiating.
The bride is the daughter of LeRoy and Debbie Nash of Galesburg. She is a 2000 graduate of Labette County High School and a 2005 graduate of Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Okla., with a Bachelor’s of Science and minor in Chemistry. She is employed as location manag...