Ella Mae Harris 1932-2012
Ella Mae Harris, 80, of Chanute, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 at her home in Chanute.
Ella was born in Parsons on August 27, 1932, the daughter of Fredrick John and Ella Katherine Ward Lindsey. She attended St. Paul schools and Neosho County Community College.
She was united in marriage to Robert Harris on March 28, 1948 in Mountain Home, Ark. He preceded her in death on July 7, 2006.
Ella worked as a supervisor in Quality Control at the Na...
Jaulaine Dent 1922-2012
Jaulaine Dent, 90, of Chanute, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
Jaulaine was born in Stillwell, Okla., on June 26, 1922, the daughter of John Lee and Myrtie Brunk Mintz. She was delivered by an Indian midwife named Walking Stick. She graduated from Chanute High School.
She was united in marriage to Ralph Dent on May 14, 1944 in Independence. He preceded her in death in 1997.
Jasmyn Elizabeth Johnston 2012
Jasmyn Elizabeth Johnston, infant daughter of Troy and Kimberly Powell Johnston, Chanute, was born into eternal life on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.
She is survived by her parents, Troy and Kimberly Johnston; three siblings, C’airah, Keagan and Mallouri; grandparents, Paul and Juanita Johnston of Girard, Veta and Steve Moffitt of Osawatomie, and Tim and Lara Stevens of Humboldt; great grandmothers, Karen Trester of Gas, Violet Stevens of Iola, D...
Velva Burche 1925-2012
Velva Burche, 86, of Moran, died on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Moran Manor in Moran.
She was born on Dec. 22, 1925, in rural Uniontown, the daughter of Roy and Daisy Hester Pool. She graduated from Moran High School with the Class of 1944.
She went to Chanute to obtain her teacher’s degree. She taught for two years at the Nilwood country school northwest of Moran.
Velva married Dewey Thompson in 1950. In June of 1967, they adopted two boys...
Franklin Dean Lucke 1953-2012
Franklin Dean “Dino” Lucke, 59, of Chanute, formerly of Nowata, Okla., died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Frank was born in Chanute on August 6, 1953, the son of James Henry and Edith Bade Lucke. Frankie was born with Down Syndrome and wasn’t expected to live six months. Through the love and devotion of his parents and four brothers he enjoyed a wonderful and happy life as a typical Kansas country boy....
Donna Cordon 1935-2012
Donna Cordon, 76, Chanutem died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 at her residence.
Donna was born in Pawnee City, Neb., on Nov. 10, 1935, the daughter of Fredrick and Lottie Jones Howard. She graduated from Pawnee City High School in 1953 and later graduated from Peru State Teachers College with her teaching degree.
She married Kenny Cordon on Oct. 31, 1956 in Humboldt, Neb.
She was a rural school teacher in Du Bois, Neb., and low grades in Burch...
Caroll Fred “Tip” Tippie 1939-2012
Caroll Fred “Tip” Tippie, 72, Humboldt, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family. Tip was born Dec. 31, 1939 in Elsmore, the son of Fred F. and Anna Emily Caroline Seastedt Tippie. He graduated from Elsmore High School.
He served his country in the United States Army from 1961 to 1964.
Tip was united in marriage to Patricia Jean Anderson on Oct. 18, 1964, in Elsmore. They made their home in Humboldt.
Tip proudly ...
Maria Aurora Verdin 1920-2012
Maria Aurora Verdin, 92, of Chanute, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 at the Chanute Health Care Center.
Aurora was born in Cherryvale on August 3, 1920, the daughter of Eleno and Grace Carillo Ruiz.
She was united in marriage to Jacinto Verdin. He preceded her in death in April 2004.
Aurora was a homemaker and volunteered at the St. Patrick Bargain Store in Chanute.
She is survived by a daughter, Martha Martinez of Spring Hill; a son, Michael ...
William Eric Claus 1952-2012
William Eric Claus, 60, of Chanute, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at his home surrounded, as always, by loving family and friends.
Eric was born in Chanute on April 22, 1952, the only child of Floyd E. and Lois Haynes Claus. He graduated from Chanute Senior High School in 1971.
He served his country in the United States Navy.
Eric was an all-around hard worker, and performed many jobs in the area. His passion though, was restoring automobiles ...
McCormick - Fontes
Austin and Debbie McCormick, Savonburg, announce the engagement of their daughter Angela McCormick, Chanute, to Philip Fontes, Jr., Chanute.
He is the son of Philip Fontes, Chanute, and Teressa Fontes, Coffeyville.
The bride-elect, a 2008 graduate of Chanute High School, is employed by Cobalt in Neodesha.
Fontes, also a 2008 graduate of CHS, is employed by Sonic.
The couple are planning a Sept. 15 wedding at First Baptist, Chanute, with a rec...
Mary Anita Newton Harvey 1923-2012
Mary Anita Newton Harvey, 89, a former Erie resident, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 after a short illness. She had been living in Elmhaven East for the last two years.
She was born in Erie to Louis Earl and Grace Foxworthy Newton on July 25, 1923. She grew up in Erie and was very active in school, singing in the school choir, playing violin that her grandfather Tilman Foxworthy taught her to play, and being named drum major for the marching ba...
Joseph C. “Jodie” Standfast 1928-2012
Joseph C. “Jodie” Standfast. 84, of Chanute, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at his home.
Joseph was born in St. Paul on Feb. 25, 1928, the son of Joseph John and Marie Siemer Standfast. He joined the United States Navy in 1946 and served for two years.
He was united in marriage to Betty Cunningham on May 8, 1950 in Dodge City. They moved to Chanute in 1954.
Jodie worked for Sunshine Biscuits until 1968. He later trained in St. Louis, Mo., as a...
Robert John Bollig 1936-2012
Robert John Bollig, 76, of Chanute, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at his home.
Robert was born in Lakin on April 1, 1936, the son of John Edward and Sarah A. Herrman Bollig. He attended rural schools in Altoona.
He was a farmer and a factory worker.
Robert was united in marriage to Lorene Livingston on Oct. 5, 1957 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chanute. She survives, of the home.
Along with his wife, Lorene, he is survived by seven childre...
Edith Lord Hensley 1924-2012
Edith Lord Hensley, age 88, of Warrensburg, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 at the Country Club Care Center in Warrensburg. She was born June 19, 1924 in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of John Wesley and Jessie Surber Lord. She was one of seven siblings.
On April 7, 1945 she and William J. Hensley, high school sweethearts, were married in Norfolk, Va. After 55 years of marriage he preceded her in death on April 15, 2000. She was also preced...
Charles “Charley” Deweese memorial
Charley Deweese, 75, longtime resident of rural Thayer, died Sunday, August 26, 2012, in Grand Island, Neb. He and Patsy were at the Nebraska State Fair where he joined others breaking the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest parade of antique tractors.¬†Charley contributed five tractors to the record.¬†
He was born in Erie to Clarence and Leona Deweese on Sept. 20, 1936. In addition to farming and running a dairy, he started drivi...
Ruby Abbott 1924-2012
Ruby Abbott, 88, Erie, died Thursday, August 30 in the emergency room at Labette Health. She had been in failing health.
She was born Feb. 14, 1924, in Burrton, to Abe W. and Sara Heidbrecht Riffel. In 1939, her family moved to Erie. As a young girl she attended Don Dodds Country School and later Erie High School.
On May 11, 1941, she and C. Vern Moore were married at the First Christian Church in Erie. Through the years, the couple farmed un...
Elizabeth Pauline Bailey 1922-2012
Elizabeth Pauline Bailey, 89, Chanute, died Thursday, August 30, 2012 at the Chanute Health Care Center.
Elizabeth was born in Chanute on Sept. 11, 1922, the daughter of Lawrence and Gussie Izora Bean Burnett. She attended Chanute High School.
She was united in marriage to Eugene Bailey on Sept. 1, 1940 in Joplin, Mo. He preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 2012.
Elizabeth was a homemaker, and was a member of the Faith Bible Church.
Karen Ann Ward 1949-2012
Karen Ann Ward, 64, Iola, died Thursday, August 30, 2012, at her home.
Karen was born April 25, 1948, at Wamego, the daughter of Otis and Neva Lester Griffin. She grew up in Nevada before moving to Topeka, where she graduated from high school. She later completed her Associate of Arts degree in business administration from Allen County Community College.
On June 10, 1977, Karen married Carl L. Ward in Miami, Okla.. They made their home in I...
Delbert Leroy Hewitt 1941-2012
Delbert Leroy Hewitt, 71, of Amsterdam, Mont., formerly of Erie, died Friday, August 24, 2012 at the home of his daughter, Denise.
Born to Thomas C. and Marie G. Nicholas Hewitt on Feb. 4, 1941 in Grand Junction, Colo., Delbert grew up in Erie and Loveland, Colo. He graduated from Erie High School in 1960.
Dec. 25, 1960, Delbert married the love of his life, Francis Edwards in Erie. At that time he worked for Johnson Filling Station and later...
Sharon Lynn Carlson 1968-2012
Sharon Lynn Carlson, 43, died Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at her home in Chanute. She was born Nov. 30, 1968, in Iola, the daughter of John Edward “Jack” and Ruby Horgan Lewis. She graduated from Moran High School, and attended Allen County Community College. She was united in marriage to Bret Carlson on July 10, 2010. Sharon had worked as a home health aide for several years.
In addition to her mother, and her husband, Sharon is survived by h...