Robert (Bob) Eugene Phillips, 1930 - 2013
Robert (Bob) Eugene Phillips died May 21, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. at the Olathe Medical Center following an illness of cancer. ¬†
Bob was born February 23rd, 1930 to Bessie Mae (Smith) Phillips and Glenn O. Phillips in Chanute, Kansas.
Bob¬†served¬†in the Air-Force during the Korean War in the Motor squadron as a Staff¬†Sergeant.
Bob started working as a boy and was a “Jack of all trades”, whatever you needed, Bob would get the job done.¬†
Virginia Mae Lewis 1924-2013
Virginia Mae Lewis, 89, a lifelong resident of Wilson County, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Golden Living Center in Fredonia. She was born Feb. 14, 1924 in Altoona, the daughter of Roy and Lena Varner Lewellen. Virginia was a graduate of Benedict High School.
On March 17, 1947 in Wellington, Virginia was united in marriage to Charles William “Red” Lewis. He survives, at Golden Living Center.
She is also survived by one son, Ronald Lewis of Li...
Charline Smith 1922-2013
Charline Smith, 90, former Chanute resident and former housemother at Wichita State University and the University of Kansas, died Monday, May 20, 2013. A reception for Charline’s family and friends will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 26 at the Chaumont Apartment Party Room, 7077 E. Central, Wichita, KS.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Corwin Smith, and her brother, Wayne Todd.
Survivors are sons, Todd Smith and wife, Lynne,...
LuElla Fischer 1919-2013
LuElla Fischer, 93, LeRoy, died on Monday afternoon, May 20, 2013, at the Sunset Manor in Waverly.
She is survived by her two sons, Glenn Fischer, Oswego, and Lyle Fischer, LeRoy; five daughters, Mary Schmidt, Mt. Hope, Alice Archer, LeRoy, Rhonda Scott, Lawrence, Twila Theimer, Topeka, and Lynnette Bollinger, Emporia; two brothers, Elmer Gleue, LeRoy, and Erwin Gleue, Independence; a sister, Selma Crome, Bremen; 15 grandchildren; 19 great gr...
Lt. Col. Julian “Jules” John Budny 1934-2013
Lt. Col. Julian “Jules” John Budny, Ret., 78, died May 17, 2013 in Tyler, Texas. He was born June 29, 1934, in Philadelphia, Pa., to John S. and Helena Lewandowska Budny.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughter, Laura Cosby-Davidson of Winnsboro, Texas; son, Jim McVaugh and wife, Pamela, Houston; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Alexandra Golaski of Philadelphia; and one niece and two nephews.
Lt. Col. Budny marrie...
Betty Sue Rice 1946-2013
Betty Sue Rice, 66, of Chanute died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Betty was born Iola on August 14, 1946, the daughter of Silas and Mary Smith Nicholas. She attended schools in Allen County and later received her GED.
On June 11, 1965 she married Bob Rice in Erie.
She worked at Everbrite Electronics for more than 20 years.
She loved camping, circle track racing, and arts and crafts. She especially e...
Steven E. White 1981-2013
Steven Eugene White, 31, Ottawa, died May 6, 2013, at his residence in Franklin County.
Graveside funeral service is planned 2 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Chanute.
He was born Dec. 27, 1981, in Chanute, the son of Steven White and Carla Fisher.
He worked in housing construction.
Steven was united in marriage to Randi Crawford March 2, 2009, in Miami, Okla.
Steven is survived by his wife, Randi Crawford White, Ottawa; hi...
Tatym Edward Buckner 2013
Tatym Edward Buckner was born at 7:25 a.m. and died at 8:50 a.m.on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. He was the son of Corey Shawn William Buckner and Chastity Folsom.
In addition to his parents, Tatym is survived by grandparents, Amy Oneal of Fredonia, Douglas Folsom of Ottumwa, Iowa; great-grandparents Ken and Pam Spilman of Ottumwa, Iowa, Dinah Moore of Iola; aunts, Shianne Folsom of Fredonia, Americus Bell ...
Ruby Maxine Reinecke 1941-2013
Ruby Maxine Reinecke, 71, Fort Scott, died Monday afternoon, May 13, 2013, at her home. She was born June 24, 1941, in Hiattville, the daughter of Bernard and Ruth Ireta Hartman Russell.
She graduated from Uniontown High School with the class of 1959. She married Max W. Reinecke on Nov. 13, 1960, in Redfield. She worked for Western Insurance and later American States Insurance as an underwriter.
She also worked for the Co-op, as a babysitte...
Berniece Johnson 1921-2013
Berniece Johnson, 91, of Chanute, died Thursday, May 9, 2013.
She was born on Dec. 9, 1921 in Altoona, the daughter of Walter Bradford and Marie Wiltse.
Berniece received her cosmetology license from Independence Cosmetology School. She married Mark H. Johnson on May 9, 1942 in Independence She owned and operated her own beauty shop out of their home in Thayer.
Berniece was preceded in death by her husband, Mark H. Johnson, sisters Virginia S...
Steven White 1981-2013
The graveside memorial for Steven White scheduled for today has been postponed.
Family members said his body has not been released.
Arrangements will be announced.
White, 31, of Ottawa died Monday, May 6, 2013 in Ottawa.
White was born Dec. 27, 1981 in Chanute. He graduated from high school in Topeka but lived in Chanute most of his life until moving to Ottawa.
He liked working on cars and outdoor activities. He loved music and was known as ...
Kathryn Vea Cantrell 1952-2013
Kathryn V. Cantrell, 60, resident of Bristow, Okla., passed from this life suddenly at her residence on May 11, 2013. A memorial family gathering and celebration of her life will be held in the Memorial Chapel of Michael’s Funeral Home in Bristow on Saturday, May 18 at 1 p.m. Cremation and service arrangements were entrusted to the care of Michael’s Funeral Home of Bristow.
Kathryn Vea Cantrell was born in Orlando, Fla., on Sept. 22, 1952, th...
Colonel John C. Smith 1955-2013
Dr. John C. Smith, 57, stationed at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in Honolulu. He was born June 27, 1955, in Fredonia, the son of Charles Robert and Doris Fern Cather Smith. Col. Smith began his military career by enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps following graduation from Fredonia High School in 1973. Utilizing the GI Bill, he attended Independence Community College and Kansas State University...
Delores Jean Carmel-Moyer 1926-2013
Delores Jean Carmel-Moyer was born on June 30, 1926, in the home of her parents, Lorenzo John “Caramellino” and Leota Spence Carmel, of Chicopee. Delores passed away on May 1, 2013, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of heart failure. A visitation will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on May 17 at Maple Hill Funeral Home, 3300 Shawnee Drive, Kansas City, KS 66106-(913) 831-3345. A memorial service will be 10 a.m. May 18 at the First Christian Church in Ch...
Clara Belle McGinnis Snyder 1924-2013
Clara Belle McGinnis Snyder, 88, a longtime resident of Fredonia, formerly of Parsons, died Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Stafford Hospital in Stafford, Va. For the past three years, Belle has lived in Triangle, Va., with her granddaughter, Milissa Roskob Sanders and her husband, John, and three of her great-grandchildren. She was born Sept. 19, 1924 in Lafontaine, the daughter of Fred D. and May Tindle McGinnis. Belle was a bartender and owned ...
Bennie L. Bright 1965-2013
Bennie Lewis Bright, 47, of Dixon, Ky., formerly of Chanute, died Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Ind.
Bennie was born in Chanute, the son of Fred M. and Frankie Sue Schupbach Bright. He attended Chanute Schools.
Bennie was united in marriage to Elizabeth Eubanks on April 21, 1986. They had two children, Deedra and Darren. They later divorced. He was united in marriage to Shannon Stipp on August 30, 2006. Sh...
Donald Eugene Mears 1934-2013
Donald Eugene Mears, 78, formerly of Chanute, died on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Langdale Place in Valdosta, Ga.
He was born in Buffalo, the son of Ivan Winford and Luena (Brock) Mears. He graduated from Buffalo High School and then attended Neosho County Community College. He married Treva Jean Waltermire at Mount Pleasant Church in rural Erie in June 1957.
Donald was sight-impaired and became an avid reader of Talking Books. While living in Ch...
Bill Strange 1928-2013
After a brief illness Bill Strange died on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Grove, Okla. He was born Sept. 20, 1928 in Shaw, to Everett and Gertrude Strange. After high school Bill served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1946 -48. He returned to Kansas to marry his childhood sweetheart Reva E. Stanley in 1948 and enrolled in Kansas University. Bill completed his education and earned his law degree at Washburn Law School in 1953.
After serving as sta...
Paul Wayne Tate 1949-2013
Paul Wayne Tate, 64, of Chanute, died Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Paul was born in Hiwasse, Ark., on Jan. 31, 1949, the son of Paul Chester and Cleo Ellen Gatton Tate. He graduated from Chanute High School in the Class of 1967, and later received his Associate’s Degree.
He worked as a salesman for Jim Allen Packaging.
Paul is survived by a son, Shawn Patrick White; two grandchildren; two si...
Thelma W. Offenbacker 1926-2013
Thelma Offenbacker, 86, of Chanute, died Friday, May 3, 2013 at Heritage Nursing Center in Chanute.
Thelma was born in Woodson County on August 10, 1926, the daughter of Edward and Grace Englebright Eagle. She graduated from Yates Center High School in 1944.
After graduation she married Edward Offenbacker in Yates Center. He preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 1994. She later had a companion, Bill Lauber, for 10 years. He also preceded her in ...