Max McQuiston 1935-2010
Max McQuiston, 74, Kingsville, Texas, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 in Corpus Christi, Texas.
He was born in Fredonia on Dec. 26, 1935 to Carl and Alice Chapman McQuiston. He was a U.S. Navy retiree and also retired from U.S. Government Civil Service.
He is survived by his wife, Fran, Kingsville, Texas; son, Kurt McQuiston (Leslie), Sunapee, N.H.; daughter, Paige Jordan (Michael), Fort Worth, Texas; a stepson, Tony Mesa, Little Rock, Ark.; sis...
Doris Leck 1923-2010
Doris Leck, 87, rural Thayer, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 at her home. She had been in declining health several years.
She was born Jan. 28, 1923, in rural Parsons, to Robert and Edith Tackett Chapman. She grew up in rural Parsons and attended country schools.
On Sept. 22, 1953 she and Richard Leck were married in Erie. Following their marriage they lived in rural Thayer. She assisted her husband with all aspects of farming. She was devoted ...
Leora Caroline Dennis 1921 – 2010
Leora Caroline Dennis, 89, Chanute, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Leora was born in rural Wilson County, on Dec. 4, 1921, the daughter of Charles Frederick and Pearl Armstrong Uthmann. She lived all her life in Wilson and Neosho counties. She attended Peach Grove and Union Valley grade schools and graduated from Chanute High School in 1939. As a teenager she was very active in 4-H.
Francis J. Seiwert 1924-2010
Francis J. Seiwert, 86, longtime resident of Fredonia, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. He was born March 14, 1924 in St. Marks, the son of Edward and Mary Betzen Seiwert.
On May 1, 1946 in Colwich, he was joined in marriage to Catherine Mannebach. On May 2, 1946, the Seiwerts moved to the family farm, north of Fredonia. Francis was a lifelong farmer and was employed by General Portland Cement Company, retiring in...
William F. “Bill” Shields 1953-2010
William F. “Bill” Shields, 57, Altamont, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at his home. He had been in his usual health and death was unexpected.
He was born July 13, 1953, in Chanute, to Charles E. and Janice Long Shields. He grew up and attended schools in Cherryvale where he graduated high school.
Through the years he worked at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant and the MK&T Railroad until becoming employed in 1977 by KDOT. He moved to Altamont ...
Carl Joe Beagley 1927 – 2010
Carl Joe Beagley, 83, Humboldt, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Carl was born in Edith, Okla., on Oct. 8, 1927, the son of Jerry Edward and Grace Lillian Davidson Beagley. He was raised in Lookout, Okla, and graduated from Freedom High School, Freedom, Okla.
He was united in marriage to Charlene Dorris on July 20, 1948 in Alva, Okla. They moved to Humboldt in 1951. She survives, of the ho...
The Rev. Boyd C. Latimer 1929-2010
Boyd Curtis Latimer passed away on December 18, 2010, in Oklahoma City. He was born January 3, 1929 in Chanute, Kansas to Glenn and Grace Latimer. After graduating from high school and Junior College in Coffeyville, Kan., received his B.A. degree from the University of Kansas in 1950 and then graduated from Seabury Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL in 1953.
Following his ordination in the Episcopal Church on October 13, 1953, he served his ...
JoAnn “Jody” Colliver Falk 1934 – 2010
JoAnn “Jody” Colliver Falk, 76, Chanute, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute, where she had been a resident for one year.
Jody was born in Springfield, Ohio on Oct. 15, 1934, the daughter of Emmett and Martha Earnhart Colliver. She graduated from Field Kindley High School.
She was united in marriage to Jerry Falk on Jan. 29, 1980 in Topeka.
She was a homemaker.
Jody was an active member of the First Pres...
Jack Dee Parsons 1944-2010
Jack Dee Parsons, Jr., 66, Grove , Okla., died Friday evening, Dec. 17, 2010 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on Dec. 5, 1944 in Columbus, to his parents, Jack Parsons, Sr. and Margaret J. Malcolm Parsons.
Jack grew up in West Mineral and Cherokee. Jack earned the following degrees, Bachelor’s in Science Education, Master’s in Education, and Bachelor’s in Nursing. He worked as an educator, a Registered Nurse, a Nurse Educator, an...
Anna Lou Bahr Mattix Aberle 1919-2010
Anna Lou Bahr Mattix Aberle, 91, Fort Scott, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 at the Presbyterian Village in Fort Scott. She was born Oct. 21, 1919 in Gridley, the daughter of Henry and Lydia (Ott) Bahr.
She spent her childhood in Gridley and graduated from Gridley High School. She then attended Strickland’s Business College in Topeka and following graduation, true to her nurturing spirit, she returned to the family home to help her father care for...
William “Bill” David Call 1928 – 2010
William “Bill” David Call, 82, Chanute, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Bill was born in Patricksburg, Ind. on Nov. 2, 1928, the son of Robert and Irma Lloyd Call. He graduated from Sedgwick High School in 1946.
He served his country in the United States Army and Army Reserve from 1951 to 1957.
Bill worked for the United States Post Office for 18 years.
He is survived by seven sons and three daughter...
LeRoy Albert Willis 1918 – 2010
LeRoy Albert Willis, 92, Chanute, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 at his home, surrounded by family.
LeRoy was born in Longton on Sept. 7, 1918, the son of Carter and Bertha Barker Willis. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1936 and from trade school in 1936.
He was united in marriage to Wilma Tredway on Nov. 27, 1943 in Whitewater. She survives, of the home.
He owned and operated Willis Oil and Gas until 1979.
Along with his wife, Wilma, he...
Kenneth Phillip Beemer 1918-2010
Kenneth Phillip Beemer, 92, rural Fredonia, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 at his home. He was born Oct. 12, 1918 at the family home west of Lafontaine, to Guy and Eda Thomas Beemer. Kenneth lived his entire life west of Lafontaine, where he had a farming and cattle business.
On Feb.1, 1941, he married Betty Jean Shinkle in Fredonia. She preceded him in death on May 18, 2006.
Kenneth was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Fredonia....
Clyde Burch 1917-2010
Clyde Burch, 93, a longtime local cattleman and rancher in Elk and Wilson County, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Fredonia Regional Hospital. He was born July 15, 1917 in Sedan, the son of James Durston and Monzella Vanderhoof Burch.
On July 24, 1937 in Pawhuska, Okla., he married Nola Phyllis Banning. She preceded him in death Jan. 24, 2004. They moved to Fredonia in 1979 where Clyde remained active in the cattle business.
Clyde was a member...
John Kenneth “Kenny” Barriger 1920 – 2010
John Kenneth “Kenny” Barriger, 90, Benedict, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 at the Fredonia Regional Medical Center in Fredonia.
Kenny was born in Humboldt on Nov. 4, 1920, the son of Arther Logan and Mable Grace Sill Barriger. He attended schools in Humboldt.
He was a self-employed truck driver.
Kenny was united in marriage to Barbara Jo Forbes on June 17, 2006.
He was a member of the Coyville Christian Church.
Along with his wife, Barbara, ...
Marion M. Clifford 1925-2010
Marion M. Clifford, 85, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 in Broomfield, Co. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20 at Elmwood Cemetery, Chanute.
Marion was born Jan. 18, 1925 to Ed and Fleta Taylor Howard in Chanute. She married Benjamin E. Clifford who preceded her in death. Marion worked for Beech Aircraft, Ball Brothers and Transformer Electronics.
She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge #51, Civil Air Patrol, American Red Cro...
Consolacion C. Bacani 1916-2010
Consolacion C. Bacani, 94, longtime resident of Manila, Philippines, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. She had resided in Fredonia for the past nine years with her son, Dr. Oswaldo C. Bacani and his family. She was born April 16, 1916 in Bataan Province, Philippines, the daughter of Pedro and Severina Hernendez Cruz. She was a self-employed businesswoman all of her adult life, retiring in 1994.
Consolacion Cruz and T...
Mary Ellison 1921 – 2010
Mary Ellison, 89, Union City, Okla., died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at her home.
She was born in Guthrie, Okla., on Jan. 2, 1921, the daughter of James and Elizabeth Girard Wilson.
She was united in marriage to William Bailey. They later divorced. She was united in marriage to George Ellison on March 22, 1957. He preceded her in death.
Mary worked as a custodian for many years at the Bank of Union and the Canadian Valley Vo-Tech.
She is survived ...
Stephanie Gail Bohling 1948-2009
Stephanie Gail Bohling, 62, Wichita Falls, Texas, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010.
Graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10 at Elmwood Cemetery in Chanute. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.
Stephanie was born on Feb. 19, 1948 in Chanute, to Wilbur Keith and Bonnie Lee Markman Moffatt. She served our country proudly in the United States Air Force, and later in the Army Air National...
Nicholas Charles Grzybowski 1949 – 2010
Nicholas “Nick” Charles Grzybowski, 61, Humboldt, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Nick was born in Hillsboro on Jan. 22, 1949, the son of Stanley and Madelyn Neustrom Grzybowski. He graduated from Herrington High School in 1967.
Nick served his country in the U.S. Army 34th Engineering Battalion in Vietnam.
He was united in marriage to Laura Manwiller on Nov. 25, 1978 in Miami, Okla. She s...