Robert D. ‘Bob’ Hodges 1936-2013
Robert D. “Bob” Hodges, 76, of rural Buffalo, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at his home.
Bob was born Nov, 17, 1936, in Jefferson County, Colo., the son of Elmo and Opal Bolijack Hodges. He grew up in Colorado and graduated from Arvada High School. He was a sergeant in the United States Marines.
Bob married Gladys J. Hollingsworth March 25, 1972, in Denver. They moved to this area 14 years ago from Wheatridge, Colo. He has worked for the A&W ...
Shirley J. Harding 1920-2013
Shirley J. Harding, 92, of Erie, died Friday, March 15, 2013, at her home. She had been in her usual health and death was not expected.
She was born August 18, 1920, in Huron, S.D., to Cecil and Hattie Marks Crabb. At the age of 13, her family moved to Kansas where she attended school and was a 1938 graduate of Grant Township High School in Stark.
She and Don Harding were married Sept, 15, 1940. He preceded her in death July 31, 1978.
H. Richard Webb 1934-2013
H. Richard Webb, 78, of Chanute, died Thursday, March 14, 2013 at his home. Richard was born in Blue Eye, Mo., on Dec. 20, 1934, the son of Kenneth E. Webb and J. Lucille VanWinkle Webb.
He graduated from Stark High School in 1952.
He was united in marriage to Frances A. McGinty on April 2, 1961, in Chanute.
Richard was an accomplished meat market manager, having worked for Self Service Bauer’s Market, Rooster’s Thriftway, and Ron’s IGA in ...
Barbara A. Lightfoot Allison 1935-2013
Barbara A. Lightfoot Allison, 77, of Overland Park, died March 13, 2013, surrounded by her family in her home.
Barbara was born on May 8, 1935 in Tulsa, Okla., to James and Ethel Wagner Lightfoot. Barb was raised in Chanute and attended Neosho County Community College. She also attended Pittsburg State College, and received many honors while there, including KSTC Homecoming Queen, first attendant, American Royal Queen and Miss Chanute. She ha...
Phyllis Eileen Reed 1945-2013
Phyllis Eileen Reed, 67, of Humboldt, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.
Phyllis was born Nov. 27, 1945, in Chanute, the daughter of Leonard and Delores Peck Krone. She grew up in Humboldt and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1963.
On Oct. 18, 1968, Phyllis married Bobby L. Reed in Chanute and they have made their home in Humboldt most of their married lives. She operated a daycare from her home for a n...
Emil R. Semrad 1931-2013
Emil R. Semrad, 81, of rural Thayer, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, under the care of Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
He was born August 21, 1931, in Marshall, Okla., to Frank and Frances Krejci Semrad. He grew up in Marshall and was a graduate of Marshall High School.
Following high school, he farmed in rural Galesburg, and then served in the United States Army from 1952-1954. While serving ...
Fannie L. Skaggs 1907-2013
Fannie L. Skaggs, 105, of Humboldt, died Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Arrowood Lane Residential Care Facility in Humboldt.
Fannie was born in Elk City on Oct. 8, 1907, the daughter of Thomas C. and Sarah A. Jeter Owen. She graduated from Elk City High School in 1927 and attended summer classes at Pittsburg State College and taught for a short time.
She was united in marriage to John Piesker on May 12, 1929 in Elk City. He preceded her in d...
Robert Emerson Bunn 1935-2013
Robert Emerson Bunn, 77, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., formerly of Chanute, entered died Saturday, March 2, 2013.
He was born Dec. 31, 1935, in Tulsa, Okla., son of the late Earl N. and Audrey G. Bunn. He and Auna Lee Kissinger were married May 7, 1960, in Springfield, Mo.
Robert attended Chanute schools, graduating from Chanute High School in 1954. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University (formerly Southwest Missouri State ...
Charlotte Dorothea Hartwig Lewis 1917-2013
Charlotte Dorothea Hartwig Lewis, 95, of Yates Center, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Allen County Hospital in Iola.
Charlotte was born Dec. 27, 1917 on a farm in Woodson County, the daughter of Charles Robert and Lilie Louise Schaede Hartwig.
She attended country grade school in Woodson County until her parents moved to Humboldt, where she finished her schooling. During Charlotte’s life she had many jobs, she loved vegetable and flower g...
Lucille Marsh, 91, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 in Paola.
A memorial dervice will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Chanute. Memorials in her name may be made to Chanute Public Library and may be left with the funeral home. Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel is in charge.
Jack Leon Schaid 1926-2013
Jack Leon Schaid, 86, died Monday, March 11, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Independence.¬†
He was born Dec. 13, 1926 to Bill and Hazel Schaid in rural Independence.
Jack attended the Riley Grade School, Independence High School, and then earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Pittsburg State Teachers College. During World War II, he joined the Army where he was stationed at Fort Leavenworth where he worked at the United States Disciplinary...
Leonard Alfred Wood 1930-2013
Leonard Alfred Wood, 82, of rural Savonburg, died Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
He was born March 11, 1930 in Chanute, and was the only child of Sam Alfred and Dolores Cation Wood. He graduated from Humboldt High School in 1948 and then enlisted in the United States Navy. ¬†After his honorable discharge in 1952, he attended Chanute Junior College.
Leonard was united in marriage to Kathleen ...
Jeanetta Elizabeth ‘Dub’ Shue 1926-2013
Jeanetta Elizabeth “Dub” Shue, 86, a lifelong resident of Fredonia, died Monday, March 11, 2013 at her home in Fredonia. She was born Sept. 17, 1926 in Fredonia, to Howard and Cora Smith Cunningham. Dub was a 1944 graduate of Fredonia High School and attended Huntington College in Indiana.
On March 7, 1948 in Neodesha, she was united in marriage to Dr. Charles E. Shue, Jr. He preceded her in death Sept. 24, 1998.
Dub worked as a telephone ope...
Donald R. Yocom 1940-2013
Donald R. Yocom, 72, of Humboldt, died Monday, March 11, 2013 at his home.
Donald was born on April 18, 1940, in Splitlog, Mo, the son of Glen Clinton and Nellie Loise Jackson Yocom. He attended Winfield schools and moved to Humboldt in 1968.
He worked in the oil and gas industry for Way Drilling Company. He also farmed 500 acres.
Don is survived by a sister, Jean Donlay of Haysville; and two brothers, Roger Yocom of Topeka, and Gerald Yocom...
Earl Wayne Ostrander 1915-2013
Earl Wayne Ostrander, 97, of Chanute, died Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Earl was born in Fredonia on April 6, 1915, the son of Nelson and Emma Koch Ostrander. He graduated from Fredonia High School in 1933 and attended Fredonia Business College. He later married Almeda Hendrickson on August 26, 1936 in Olathe. She preceded him in death on Sept. 12, 2008.
He was drafted into the Army in 1945 and was statio...
Willard Vaughn Cline 1922-2013
Willard Vaughn Cline, 90, a lifelong resident of Fredonia, died Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 7, 1922 in Fredonia, the son of Willard Noble and Grace Frances Harbin Cline. Vaughn served in the United States Army during World War II, 1943-1946.
On June 15, 1947 at the Chanute United Methodist Church, Vaughn was united in marriage to Erma Pauline Stuckey. She survives, of the home.
Vaughn and Pauline ow...
Idonna Holcomb McCarter 1915-2013
Idonna WInogene Celestine Holcomb McCarter R.N., 97, of Neodesha, died March 9, 2013 at the Vintage Park in Neodesha.
Celebration of Life Services will be held at 2 today, March 12 at the First United Methodist Church in Neodesha with the Reverend Frank Morgan officiating under the direction of the Loran Fawcett Chapel in Neodesha. Burial will follow in the Neodesha Cemetery.
Visitation hours will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. today at th...
Mildred R. Moore 1928-2013
Mildred R. Moore, 84, of Chanute, died Monday, March 4, 2013 at her home.
Mildred was born in David City, Neb., on June 8, 1928.
She was united in marriage to Robert L. Moore on March 7, 1971. He preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 1996.
She was a homemaker.
Mildred is survived by her children and stepchildren, Juanita Bruce, Barbara Kelly and Robert Moore, all of Chanute, Katherine Watts of Savonburg, and Sharon Weaver of Galesburg; 16 grandc...
Memorial service for Armond Thearl Gray, 78, of Buffalo, who died Saturday, Feb. 23, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the Buffalo United Methodist Church in Buffalo.
Raymond Alen Johnson 1945-2013
Raymond Alen Johnson, 68, of New Albany, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. He was born Jan, 15, 1945 in Neodesha, the son of Bert LeRoy and Velma May Purdy Johnson. Raymond worked in construction all of his life and had been employed by Zachary Construction and Farmland Industries.
On Feb, 11, 1974, he was united in marriage to Marcia Kay McBride. She survives, of the home.
He is also survived by three ...