Lewis McDonald Harp 1923-2008
Lewis McDonald Harp, 84, Independence, died Tuesday, December 2, 2008, at Mercy Hospital, Independence.
He was born Dec. 26, 1923, in Cedar Vale to Ambrose C. and Lula B Jerome Harp.
He married Frances J. Patterson on June 2, 1951. She survives.
He served in the Army Medical Corps during the Korean Conflict. He was most recently employed as a metal fabricator for Dixon Manufacturing.
He was a member of Grace Memorial United Methodist Church.
Cheryl Lynn McKee 1967-2008
Cheryl Lynn McKee, 41, Fredonia, died Sunday, November 30, 2008, at her home.
She was born Aug.2 1, 1967, in Parsons to Frank and Sandra Stillwell Howard.
She was a homemaker.
She married Joel McKee on April 22, 1985 in Fredonia. They later divorced.
Survivors include three children, Kendall McKee, Cassandra Lawler and Dillion McKee, all of Fredonia; her parents; and two sisters, Lisa Letterman, Fredonia, and Deanna Spencer, Anchorage, Alaska...
Owen A. Duling 1927-2008
Owen A. Duling, 80, rural Walnut, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 in the emergency room at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. His death was unexpected.
He was born on Dec. 6, 1927 at Greenbush, to William Joseph and Anna O’Rourke Duling. He grew up on the family farm near Walnut and attended country schools.
He worked as a farmer and stockman on his farm near Walnut for 54 years. He also worked as a cowboy at the Parsons Lives...
Billie MacPherson Carleton 1925-2008
Billie “Miss Billie” MacPherson Carleton, 83, formerly of Southeast Kansas, died Thursday, November 20, 2008, at her Lake Crystal, Minn., home.
She was born Aug. 8, 1925, in Wilson County to Silas Oliver and Jennie Garner MacPherson. She graduated from Fredonia High School in 1942 and Pittsburg State University with a teaching degree. She was a freelance journalist.
She married Robert Carleton in Fredonia in 1946. In 1979 she married Willis J...
Chester R. Palmer 1919-2008
Chester R. Palmer, 89, Tulsa, Okla., died Monday, December 1, 2008, in Tulsa.
He was born May 10, 1919, in Iola to David and Martha Ketchum Palmer and graduated from Chanute High School.
He received his degree as a health inspector from Vanderbilt College in Nashville, Tenn., and moved to the Tulsa area in the early 1950s. He lived in Turley much of his life.
He retired from his job as a building engineer for the Tulsa World, then worked seve...
Robert G. Adelgren 1936-2008
Robert G. Adelgren, 72, retired Boeing aircraft employee, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008.
He was the son of Henry and Wilma Adelgren, both deceased.
Survivors include wife, Wanda Adelgren; sons Brian Adelgren, Daron Adelgren; brothers George Adelgren, Goodland, Ralph Adelgren, Fremont, Neb.; four grandchildren.
Visitation is 6 to 8 this evening at Resthaven Mortuary, 11800 W. Hwy 54, Wichita, KS 67209.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at M...
Ethel Emaline Watson 1912-2008
Ethel Emaline Watson, 96, Neodesha, died Thursday, November 27, 2008, at her daughter’s home.
She was born April 8, 1912, in Lakin to Charles H. and Hattie L. Rowe Redington. She graduated from Neodesha High School in 1930.
She married Kenneth H. Watson on Aug. 4, 1931, in Howard. He died in 1995.
She was employed as a nursing assistant with Wilson County Hospital until her retirement in 1975.
Survivors include six daughters, Charlene Schneid...
Mary Ann Wood Hinkle 1947-2008
Mary Ann Wood Hinkle, 61, Chanute, died Tuesday, November 25, 2008, at her home.
She was born Oct. 2, 1947, in Chanute to Kenneth and Cecilia Rensing Wood. She attended St. Patrick’s School through ninth grade, and graduated from Chanute Senior High School in 1965.
She married Dale Hinkle on Aug. 28, 1992, in Miami, Okla. He survives.
She worked at Kustom Signals for 28 years before her retirement.
Other survivors include a son, Steven T. B...
John A. Birner 1943-2008
John A. Birner, 65, Neosho, Mo., died Thursday, November 27, 2008, at his home, following a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 11, 1943, in El Paso, Texas, to Augustine and Audra Wilson Birner.
He moved to Neosho on Jan. 1, 1990, from Chanute. He had served in the National Guard and worked in construction.
He married Myrna Mitchell on Aug. 30, 1968, in Erie. She survives.
Other survivors include three children, Dhanna Birner, Wichita, John A. ...
Dalen D. Thomas 1948-2008
Dalen D. Thomas, 60, Toronto, died Thursday, November 27, 2008, at St. Francis Hospital, Wichita.
He was born July 15, 1948, in Eureka to John D. and Helen Swilley Thomas. He graduated from Toronto High School in 1966.
He was employed in the Paint and Research Department of Boeing Aircraft Company in Wichita for 22 years.
He was a member of Toronto United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his mother, Helen Thomas, Toronto; and a sister, Bec...
Clark Merton King 1920-2008
Clark Merton King, formerly of Thayer and Erie, died recently.
He was born in Edmond, Okla., to Forest and Anna King. He graduated from Foyil (Okla.) High School and Oklahoma A&M College.
He married Dorothy May Chicken in 1942. She died in January 2005.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean Conflict.
He retired from farming in 1999.
There will be no memorial service in accordance with his request. He will be burie...
Dale Mitchell 1960-2008
Dale Mitchell, 48, Cherryvale, died Monday, November 24, 2008, at his home.
He was born April 12, 1960, in Independence to Loma and Dorothy Ash Mitchell and attended Cherryvale schools.
He worked for Powder Blue as a powder coating specialist.
Survivors include a daughter, Amanda Decker, Springfield, Mo.; a son, Jacob A. Mitchell, Glenpool, Okla.; four sisters, Debbie Rash and Gayle Cunningham, Cherryvale, Nancy Gordon, Carl Junction, Mo., an...
Rosene H. Kilgore Green 1963-2008
Rosene H. Kilgore Green, 45, Arkansas City, died November 23, 2008, at Via Christi Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
She was born Sept. 12, 1963, to Gary Lynn and Lorraine Kay Jones Kilgore in Parsons. She graduated from Chanute High School in 1982 and Cowley College in 2002.
She served in the U.S. Air Force from 1984 to 1990.
She married Norman E. Green on Dec. 1, 2002, in Arkansas City. He survives.
She was employed with Twin R...
Bob Stierwalt 1936-2008
Bob Stierwalt, 72, Chanute, died Saturday, November 22, 2008, at Heritage Health Care Center.
He was born Nov. 4, 1936, in Urbana to Walter Gray and Muriel Adams Stierwalt.
He married Rose Shults on June 19, 1959, in Erie. She survives.
He was a mechanic and a tow truck driver for 40 years.
Other survivors include two sons, Michael Stierwalt, Augusta, and Randy Stierwalt, Fredonia; two daughters, Misty Franklin, Farlington, and Wendy Wade, B...
Susie C. Emerson Ritz 1916-2008
Susie C. Emerson Ritz, 92, Chanute, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. Arrangements are pending with Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel.
Emma Maxine Osborn 1921-2008
Emma Maxine Osborn, 87, Chanute, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Arrangements are pending with Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel.
James Cooper 1945-2008
James Francis “Jim” Cooper, 63, Chanute, died November 19, 2008, at the Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita.
He was born Jan. 20, 1945, in Thayer to Truman and Elizabeth Cooper. He attended Chanute Junior College and Pittsburg State University.
He married Mary Sue “Susie” Solf, Cooper, on Dec. 28, 1966, in Chanute. She survives.
He was former owner of The Shopper’s Guide.
Other survivors include a daughter, Amy Rasmussen, Lawrence; a son, Doug Coo...
Wanda Jean Milner 1930-2008
Wanda Jean Milner, 78, Fredonia, died Tuesday, November 18, 2008, at Golden Living Center.
She was born March 3, 1930, in South Coffeyville, Okla., to Merle and Dana Wilson Fletcher.
She was a homemaker.
She married Melvin Eugene “Ropey” Milner in Miami, Okla. He died on May 19, 2000.
Survivors include a daughter, Rhonda Grace Webb, Topeka; and a brother, Bill Fletcher, South Coffeyville, Okla.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Timmons Chape...
Faye B. Ward 1942-2008
Faye B. Ward, 65, Erie, died Wednesday, November 19, 2008, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo.
She was born Dec. 5, 1942, at Hutchinson to Ivan and Genevieve Cox Wohlford. She attended Severy schools before graduating from Wichita School of Business.
On June 3, 1962, she married Jess Ward at Severy. He died July 7, 2007.
She was employed for many years at the Neosho County Courthouse. She was a member of the Shaw Christian Chu...
Faye B. Ward
Faye B. Ward, 65, Erie, died Wednesday, November 19, 2008, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo.
Arrangements are pending with Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Erie.