William “Curly” Sesher 1930-2011
William “Curly” Sesher, 80, Chanute, died Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Curly was born at Cherryvale on August 25, 1930, the son of Edward C. and Goldenia Ringle Sesher. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1948.
He worked for G & W Grocery Store as a grocery clerk for several years.
Curly is survived by his brother, Charles Sesher and wife, Phyllis, Chanute; one niece, Susan Morris Belt,...
Noel Patrick McGregor 1931-2011
Noel Patrick McGregor, 80, St. Paul, died Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
Pat was born in Kackley on April 29, 1931, the son of Morris and Eva O’Brien McGregor. He graduated from Buffalo High School in 1946, and later graduated from Pittsburg State Teacher’s College in 1956 with a Master’s degree in Education.
He served his country in the United States Army from 1952 until his discharge in 1954.
Edna Duvall 1913-2011
Edna Duvall, 98, Coffeyville, died Tuesday, August 2, 2011.
Edna was born Feb. 2, 1913 in Greenforrest, Ark., to Velcie David and Ruth M Walker Pennington. She attended school in Greenforrest. Her father died when she was young and the family moved to Chanute.
On Oct. 1931 in Chanute, she married Lawrence R. Duvall. The family lived here until moving to LeRoy. Her husband preceded her in death.
She was a member of First Assembly of God in Coff...
Louis Sanchez 1919-2011
Louis Sanchez, 92, Humboldt, died Monday, August 1, 2011 at his home.
Louis was born in Schafter, Texas on March 25, 1919, the son of Casimiro and Vicenta Montinez Sanchez. He attended schools in Humboldt.
Louis served his country in the United States Army from 1942 to 1945. He participated in the Rome-Arno, North Apennines, Po Valley and GO 40 WD 45 campaigns; earning a Good Conduct Medal, a World War II Victory Ribbon, an EAME Theater Ribbon...
Peggy Ann Coder 1933-2011
Peggy Ann Coder, 78, Independence, died Sunday, July 31, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Society Nursing Home in Olathe.
Peggy was born March 8, 1933 in Chanute, the daughter of Clyde and Winnie Whitworth Russell. She graduated from Chanute High School and attended Neosho Community College.
She was united in marriage to Nelson L. Coder on July 17, 1953 in Chanute. He preceded her in death on March 3, 1994.
She was elected to the Independence City ...
Janice Killion 1936-2011
Janice Killion, 75, formerly of Salina, died Sunday, July 28, 2011 at KU Medical Center.
Killion was born Janice O. Strubhart on March 25, 1936, in LaHarpe.
She graduated from Pittsburg State University with a degree in Secondary Education. She taught for many years in the Topeka and Salina schools, retiring in 2002.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Frances Cunningham Strubhart and Oliver E. Strubhart.
She married James C. Killion on...
Charlotte Clay Jackson 1915-2011
Charlotte Clay Jackson, 96, Reading, died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at the Holiday Resort in Emporia.
She was born July 30, 1915, in Payne County, Okla., the daughter of Charles Wesley and Artella Smith Cavin Collins. She moved to Lebo in 1934 and worked for Gladys and Ben Price.
Charlotte married Emmett Leo Jackson on Feb. 2, 1935, in Lyndon. He died Jan. 17, 1982. After their marriage they lived in Arvonia and worked for the Humphreys. ...
Florence Lisetta Naff 1916-2011
Florence Lisetta Naff, 95, former resident of Girard, died Sunday, July 31, 2011, at the Fort Scott Medicalodge. She was born May 26, 1916, in Brazilton, the daughter of Oscar Henery and Martha E. L. Detjen Koester.
Florence married Ryburn Naff on March 23, 1943. He preceded her in death in 1977. She was a member of the Girard First United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and the Crawford County Farm Bureau. Florence was an excell...
Carl Dan Emerson 1940-2011
Carl Dan Emerson, 71, Chanute, died Sunday, July 31, 2011 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo.
Dan was born June 6, 1940 in Rupert, Ark., the son of Glyn and Ruby McEntire Emerson. He graduated high school in Alread, Ark. in 1958.
Dan was united in marriage to Sonja Ann Emerson on May 31, 1959 in Rupert, Ark.
Dan was a police officer for the City of Chanute from 1981 until his retirement in 1996, and he was also the owner of Emers...
Joseph M. Collett 1920-2011
Joseph M. Collett 90, Prairie Village, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 3, from 6-8 p.m. at D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS 66204, with the Rosary being said at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday, August 4, at 10 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 7231 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Memorial contributions should be made to St. Jude Children’...
Beebee Callaway 1922-2011
Beebee Callaway, 89, a longtime resident of Kansas City North, Platte County, Mo., died on Thursday, July 28, 2011. She was born May 30, 1922, in Gilford Station, Wilson County, to Herschel and Pearl Evelyn Orendorff Short. Beebee. She attended a one-room country school located on the family farm at Gilford Station (1935), Benedict High School (1939) and Kansas State Teacher’s College (Pittsburg State University).
During World War II, Beebee m...
Jeana Lee Oliver 1967-2011
Jeana Lee Oliver, 44, Chanute, died Saturday, July 23, 2011 at her home.
Jeana was born in Ransom on June 20, 1967, the daughter of Jesse L. and Mary E. Bennett Wiebe. She attended schools in Pittsburg.
She was united in marriage to Otis L. Oliver on June 6, 2003 in Chanute. He survives, of the home.
Jeana worked as a CNA/CMA in the nursing industry.
Along with her husband Otis, she is survived by her children, R.J. Ortiz, Travis L. Oliver of ...
Charles Leland Galbreath 1922-2011
Charles Leland Galbreath, 89, Gainesville, Texas, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011 in Corinth.
Charles was born on Jan. 15, 1922 in Chanute, to Charles E. and Bertha Faulkner Galbreath. He graduated from Chanute Junior College and Kansas University. He served in the Naval Air Corps from July 1941 until November 1945. He was a dive bomber pilot aboard the carrier U.S.S. Randolph, CV-15, in Air Group 12, which participated in major battles area...
Pamela Jean Haynes-Miller 1965-2011
Pamela Jean Haynes, 45, Chouteau, Okla., died Monday, July 25, 2011 at Tulsa.
She was born on Sept. 18, 1965 in Chanute, to Ron and Mary Ruth Barnhart Haynes. She grew up and attended school in Chanute where she also spent some time raising her four children.
She was married to Spencer Miller on Dec. 31, 2002 in Eureka Springs, Ark.
Pam most recently had worked as a morning cook at McDonald’s in Chouteau.
Survivors include her husband, of th...
Paul J. Bogner 1928-2011
Paul J. Bogner, 82, rural Parsons, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
He was born Oct. 8, 1928, in Mt. Hope, to John and Rosalia Grassl Bogner. He grew up in the Andale area and was a 1946 graduate of Andale High School.
He and Roberta H. Orth were married Oct. 21, 1950 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Andale. They moved north of Parsons in 1971 where he farmed and raised cattle.
Lonnie Ray Hazen 1943-2011
Lonnie Ray Hazen, 68, Stark, died Saturday, July 23, 2011 at his home.
Lonnie was born in Chanute on March 3, 1943, the son of Oren W. Hazen and Faye Lenora Peacock Hazen Pruitt. He graduated from Sawyer High School in Sawyer.
Lonnie was a career naval officer serving during the Vietnam War. He completed his naval service in 1985 with the rank of ATCS, Senior Chief Aviation Electronics. He then worked as a civil servant at the Lakehurst Naval ...
Joseph Dale Hart 1957-2011
Joseph Dale Hart, 53, Humboldt, died Thursday, July 21, 2011 at his residence .
Joseph was born at Falls City, Neb. on Nov. 24, 1957, the son of Wallace and Mary Montgomery Hart. He graduated from Washburn University.
He worked at Moon’s Hometown Market in Humboldt.
Joseph is survived by his parents; his wife, Anita, Chanute; his children, Lyndsey, Kyle and Jaden Hart, Chanute; and his brothers, Robert Wallace Hart, Kansas City, Mo., and J...
Ralph L. Adelgren 1938-2011
Ralph L. Adelgren, age 73, Fremont, Neb., died Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Fremont Area Medical Center.
He was born June 1, 1938 in Buffalo, to Henry and Wilma Johnson Adelgren. He grew up in Buffalo and graduated from Vilas High School in Buffalo, in 1956. He received his Bachelor’s degree in agricultural science from Kansas State University in 1963. He worked in construction in Manhattan to pay for his education. After college he liv...
William Ervin “Bill” Williams 1942-2011
William Ervin “Bill” Williams, 69, Antioch, Calif., formerly of Orofino, Idaho, left Earth for Heaven on Thursday, July 14, 2011 after a long battle with cancer.
Bill was born Jan. 22, 1942 in Wendell, Idaho to Charles Orval and Helen Mae Claiborn-Williams. He attended Orofino High School, Orofino, idaho. He received his GED on March 11, 1960 from the United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI). He served in the United States Army from July 1...
Keith Dodd 1933-2011
Keith Dodd, 78, Cameron Mo., died Friday, July 15, 2011 from COPD. Keith was born Jan. 27, 1933, in Ravenden Springs, Ark., the son of Clyde and Inez Dodd.
Keith graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1951, where he was an All-America member of the basketball team. He graduated from Emporia State with a BS in Business. While at Emporia State he was a member of the basketball team and owned the Bald Eagle Bar…. quite the popular hangout of the...