Chester Allen Booe, Sr. 1921-2011
Chester Allen Booe, Sr., 90, Humboldt, was called to Heaven on May 4, 2011 at the Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, Mo.
Chester was born on April 24, 1921 in Humboldt, the youngest of 12 children of William Harrison and Othella Mae Duncan Booe. Chester attended Cottage Grove School and enjoyed the school reunions.
Chester married Ina Mabel McClellan on June 29, 1940 in Iola. Together they raised their four children; Colleen, Allen, Sherr...
Lois Mae Scott 1932-2011
Lois Mae Scott, 79, lifelong resident of Fredonia, died Monday, May 2, 2011 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Lois was born on March 28, 1932 in Fredonia to Ernest Ebert and Laura Donia Stinecipher Cummings.
Lois was a member of the class of 1950, graduating from Fredonia High School. On Sept. 16, 1950 she was united in marriage to Roland P. Scott. Lois and Roland were married for 39 years until his death of July 2, 1990.
USD 413 works on wrapping up school year
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter The USD 413 Chanute School Board’s agenda Tuesday night included several tasks that would wrap up the school year as there is only the June meeting left before Superintendent Steve Parsons and Assistant Superintendent Kathryn Taylor retire from their respective positions. Parsons gave his annual report with three major things he wanted to point out to the board. The first was an announcement that Royster M...
St. Paul student toots horn for others
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter ST. PAUL — St. Paul High School junior Grant Smith was honored by the Army National Guard Tuesday morning and presented with an engraved bugle for his dedication to playing Taps, a bugle call of the U.S. Army, at military funerals. Smith has been playing Taps at military funerals since eighth grade, and travels around the state to play the call. “This ritual is being performed over 1,000 times a day for al...
Eleanor Russell 1934-2011
Eleanor Russell, 77, Humboldt, died Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Eleanor was born in rural Allen Country on Feb. 11, 1934, the daughter of Roy and Gladys Wright Riley. She graduated from Humboldt High School in 1952.
Eleanor worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone for several years as an operator in Humboldt. She spent most of her life as a homemaker.
She was a member of the Humboldt United Methodis...
Wayne Bauman 1941-2011
Wayne Bauman, 69, Longview, Texas, died Friday, April 29, 2011 in Longview. He was born August 6, 1941 in Fredonia, the son of Leland Edward and Estella Schneider Bauman. He worked in construction.
Wayne was a member of the Catholic Church.
Survivors include his mother, Estella Bauman, Fredonia; a daughter, Christina Fesler, Livermore, Calif.; a son, Mark Bauman, Altoona; one grandson; a brother, Larry Bauman, Fredonia; three sisters, Ma...
Frank Eugene Stacy 1916-2011
Frank Eugene Stacy, 95, Chanute, died Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center after a short illness.
Frank was born on Feb. 27, 1916 in Ord, Neb., the only child of Everett Lewis Stacy and Abbie Levina Potter Stacy. Shortly after Frank’s birth the family traveled by covered wagon to Everton, Mo. There his mother managed a hotel and his father ran a shuttle service between the train depot and hotel as well as far...
Arthur Ben Wilcox, Jr. 1954-2011
Arthur Ben Wilcox, Jr.. 56, Broken Arrow, Okla., former Chanute resident, died Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Coweta, Okla.
He was born Dec. 26, 1954 at Tulsa, Okla., the son of Arthur B. and Virginia Florence Turner Wilcox.
He served with the Army 82nd Airborne during Vietnam War. His occupation was security for Bailey’s Med.
He is survived by his wife Sharee, of the home; children, Arthur B. Wilcox, III, Lena Davis, Christina Boyer, Teresa Love; sis...
Raymond L. “Ray” Hull 1932-2011
The time of the memorial service for Raymond L. “Ray” Hull, 79, rural Humboldt, who died Saturday, April 30, was inadvertently omitted in Tuesday’s Tribune.
Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7 at the Humboldt United Methodist Church.
Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola is in charge of arrangements.
Railroad-theme lighting installed
in library’s children’s department
Connie Woodard Special to the Tribune Last week, the remaining historical ceiling lights installed during the restoration of the Santa Fe Depot for the Chanute Public Library were replaced with something more practical and creative. “There was a definite need for improvements to the lighting on both floors,” said Library Director Susan Willis. “Over time, the lighting just didn’t prove to be adequate for library needs.” In addition, the ba...
Chanute Mexican Fiesta queen candidates announced
Two candidates are vying for 2011 Chanute Mexican Fiesta queen. They will be selling donation tickets throughout the summer, prior to the announcement of the winner at the Queen’s Dance August 20. The royalty will reign at the annual Chanute Mexican Fiesta scheduled Sept. 9-10 at Santa Fe Park. Tania Joselin Anaya is a junior at Chanute High School. She is the daughter of Jesus and Griselda Ayala. “My family and I are Mexican, I am proud o...
Bond revocation considered for arson suspect
Tribune staff A bond revocation hearing was held in Chanute Tuesday afternoon for Delana Capps, the woman charged with allegedly setting fire to the Rendezvous Club in early February. Neosho County Attorney Melissa Dugan stated that Capps was out of custody less than a month and she had already had another interaction with law enforcement. “It was for unlawful burning, which is unique because she was charged with aggravated arson. In additi...
Raymond L. “Ray” Hull 1932-2011
Raymond L. “Ray” Hull, 79, rural Humboldt, died Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Heritage Health Care in Chanute.
Ray was born April 14, 1932 at Great Bend the son of Calvin Leon and Mildred Marie Felton Hull. The family moved to Yates Center from Great Bend and Ray graduated from Yates Center High School in 1950. He joined the United States Navy in 1952 and served eight years during the Korean Conflict.
On March 7, 1953, Ray married Mary C. Huffma...
Carol L. Guatney 1944-2011
Carol L. Guatney, 66, former Neosho Falls resident, residing at Erie since 2005, died Friday, April 29, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Carol was born Oct. 22, 1944 at Neosho Falls, the daughter of Paul and Pearl Lena Steele Guatney. She attended school in Neosho Falls and when the school closed transferred to Iola where she graduated from Iola High School in 1962.
Carol worked a number of years at the sewing factor...
William “Bill” Babcock 1936-2011
William “Bill” Babcock, 74, Thayer, died Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the Wichita Specialty Hospital in Wichita.
“Bill” was born in rural Altoona, in Wilson County, on July 29, 1936, the son of Roy and Erma Blaker Babcock. He graduated from Thayer High School in 1954.
He served in the Air Force from 1955 until his retirement in1975, reaching the rank of Tech Sergeant, stationed in California, New Mexico, Germany, and Washington D.C.
Frank Stacy, 95, Chanute, died Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Chanute. Burial will follow in Neosho County Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel in Chanute.
Pearl M. Modica, 83, Walnut, died Sunday, May 1, 2011 in the em...
NCCC Distinguished Alumnus reception scheduled May 12 Neosho County Community College has announced that Dr. Marllin Simon, Physics Instructor at Auburn University, has been named the NCCC 2011 Distinguished Alumnus. Dr. and Mrs. Simon (the former Mary Parsons of Chanute) have been residents of Auburn, Ala., for 39 years. Simon received his A.A. degree from NCCC, B.S. from Emporia State, M.S. from Michigan State and a Ph.D. in Physics from ...
County to tour Ash Grove
ERIE — A company’s tax-exempt status on most of its plant in Chanute has expired, and Neosho County will examine the plant to determine its valuation next week. Neosho County Appraiser David Thornton told county commissioners Friday that he, a Hadco International appraiser and representatives from the engineering firm of Pearson Watson Mullican and Co., plan to inspect the Ash Grove Cement plant in Chanute on Wednesday and Thursday. They also...
Information found on people in lost photos
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter After a story about lost photos appeared in the April 13 Tribune many people called and emailed various bits of information about the old family photos. Donna Osiek, who works for the corporate Ash Grove Offices in Kansas City, called with an abundance of information shortly after the article ran. She found copies of Harry Enos Beals World War I registration card, census data from as far back as 1905, and t...
Chanute USD 413 to meet on Tuesday The Chanute USD 413 Board of Education regular meeting will be 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 at the board office, 315 Chanute 35 Parkway. The meeting is Tuesday due to the Chanute High School awards banquet on Monday. Agenda items include: • District/School Handbook Revisions/Adoption (second reading) •Kansas Association of School Boards 2011-12 Membership Dues • Kansas Association of School Boards 2011-12 ...