Dolores M. “Dee” McCauley 1916-2011
Dolores M. “Dee” McCauley, 94, St. Paul, died Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
She was born on August 12, 1916 at St. Paul to Charlie and Mary Linden Nunnink. She grew up at St. Paul and attended St. Paul schools, graduating from St. Francis High School in 1935.
She moved to Elyria, Ohio and later to Decatur, Ind., where she lived until she returned to St. Paul in 1952. She and H.R. “Bud” McCa...
Duane Levi Schoonover 1943-2011
Duane Levi Schoonover, loving husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died Saturday, April 16 at the V.A. Hospital in Wichita.
Duane was born in Neodesha on June 13, 1943 to John Levi and Erma E. Hallbauer Schoonover. He was one of 14 children. He grew up and attended schools in Neodesha. Duane served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years before returning to Neodesha.
On Jan. 22, 1967, he married Mary JoAnn Shultz in Neo...
Margery Merchant 1918-2011
Margery Merchant passed away on March 28, 2011, in Shoreline, Washington, at age 92. She was born Margery Ellen Mote in Chanute, Kansas on June 28, 1918. She attended Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. In 1938 she married Stansberry Joseph Merchant, also from Chanute. They enjoyed a long life together, living in Wichita and Leawood, Kansas, and then moving to Bainbridge Island, Wash...
Lois Mott 1923-2011
Lois Mott, 88, longtime resident of the Lafontaine and Fredonia area, died Friday, April 15, 2011 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. She was born Jan. 5, 1923 in Pittsburg, the daughter of William and Katherine Ann Maletz McGinnis.
On April 18, 1951 in Bentonville, Ark., Lois married Floyd E. Mott. He preceded her in death Nov. 2, 1970.
Lois was a member of the Buxton Christian Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Kathy McBriarty, of Connecticut;...
Gertrude L. Shea 1917-2011
Gertrude L. Shea, 93, Chanute, died Friday, April 15, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Gertrude Lucille Shea was born Dec. 19, 1917 at Alpena County, Mich., the daughter of George and Bertha Case White. She attended schools in Fenton, Mich.
She worked in the dietary department of Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center for 10 years.
She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and was active in the quilting group of the chur...
Jerold T. Elliott 1925-2011
Jerold T. Elliott, 85, Gas, died Friday, April 15, 2011 at his home.
Jerold was born Nov. 24, 1925 at Erie, the son of John Junior and Martha Ellen Smith Elliott. He grew up in the Neosho County area and served in the United States Navy during World War II.
In 1953, Jerold married Mary Catherine Ross. They made their home in Los Angeles County, Calif. She preceded him in death in 1973.
He worked for 35 years for Rockwell International before h...
The Rev. Deane Douglas Endicott 1928-2011
The Rev. Deane Douglas Endicott, 82, Fort Scott, died Thursday, April 14 at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe. He was born Nov. 22, 1928 in Bly, Mo., the son of Thurlo Washington and Launa Effie Rogers Endicott. He graduated from Labette County High School. He married Wilma Deane Richardson on June 24, 1949 in the Altamont Baptist Church.
Deane worked in his early years for Cessna Aircraft and Boeing Aircraft until he answered the call into the mi...
Max Steven Brown 1954-2011
Max Steven Brown, 56, Chanute, died Thursday, April 14, 2011 at the Harry Hynes Hospice Center at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Max was born in Chanute on Oct. 12, 1954, the son of Raymond E. and Katherine M. Bartholomew Brown. He attended Chanute Schools and Neosho County Community College.
He held various jobs in the area including the Chanute Airport, Kustom Electronics and Chanute Communications before becoming disabled in the mid 1970s...
Max Steven Brown, 56, Chanute, died Thursday, April 14, 2011 at the Harry Hynes Hospice at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 18 at the First Christian Church in Chanute. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel.
A full obituary will follow.
Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel is in charge of arran...
Boyd A. “Spoonie” Spoonemore 1931-2011
Boyd A. “Spoonie” Spoonemore, 79, Neodesha, died Wednesday, April 13 at his home.
Graveside service with military rites will be 10 a.m.. Monday, April 18, at the Neodesha Cemetery under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Loran Fawcett Chapel. Friends can stop by the funeral home to register on Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. with family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m.
Boyd Allen Spoonemore was born on June 19, 1931 in Neodesha, to Elmon and Bessie...
Nellie Lee Ard 1921-2011
Nellie Lee Ard, 89, Phoenix, Ariz., died after a brief illness on Thursday April 7, 2011. Born to Joseph and Donna Bowen on Oct. 18, 1921, in Elsmore, Nellie, known to all as Lee, moved to the Phoenix area in 1944 and took a job as “Rosie the Riveter” in the defense industry, and later worked in the computer industry as quality control inspector.
A devoted wife and mother, she enjoyed quilting, arts and crafts, cards, cooking, sewing. and spen...
Bernice Busby 1931-2011
Bernice Busby, 79, Altoona, died Monday, April 11, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Neodesha.
Funeral services, under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Loran Fawcett Chapel, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 14 at the Grace Baptist Church in Neodesha. Interment will be in Altoona Cemetery. Friends may call to register from noon to 8 p.m. today, with family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m. this evening.
The family has suggested memoria...
Mildred Elizabeth Allen 1913-2011
Mildred Elizabeth Allen, 97, Bronson, died Monday, April 11, 2011 at the Moran Manor Nursing Home in Moran. She was born Dec. 1, 1913 in Birch Tree, Mo., the daughter of John Robert and Emma Alice Morrell Baugh. She married Chester “Chet” Allen on June 8, 1933, in Eminence, Mo. He preceded her in death in 1981. She kept busy raising their family and helping as Chet worked on area farms. She worked for the grocery stores in Redfield and Bronso...
Deloris I. Bockover 1936-2011
Deloris I. Bockover, 74, Chanute, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Deloris was born in Elk City on August 30, 1936, the daughter of Lloyd and Grace Hall Seller. She graduated from Elk City High School in 1954.
She was united in marriage to Robert Ray Bockover on Jan. 27, 1955 in Muncie, Kan. He preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 2009.
Deloris worked various employments, retiring from Everbrite Electro...
Leo E. Herron 1928-2011
Leo E. Herron, 82, Chanute, died Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Leo was born in Chanute on Oct. 3, 1928 the son of Virgil and Ethel McCloud Herron. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1947 and attended Chanute Junior College for two years.
He was united in marriage to Mary L. McCoy on July 2, 1949 at the Christian Church in Chanute. She preceded him in death on March 23, 2007.
Over the years, Leo wo...
Dana Jolene Gwillim 19611-2011
Dana Jolene Gwillim, 49, Chanute, died Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Dana was born in Chanute on August 1, 1961, the daughter of Jimmy Joe and Linda Ringle Pierce. She graduated from Altamont High School and then from Labette Community College.
She was united in marriage to Mark Gwillim on Feb. 12, 1992 at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. He survives, of the home.
Dana was a homemaker.
Carl E. Olson 1912-2011
Carl E. Olson, 98, lifelong resident of the rural Erie area, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
He was born June 3, 1912 ,on a farm near his present farm, to Nels A. and Dessie M. Clemans Olson. He graduated from Erie High School in 1931.
Throughout his life he farmed and raised cattle. He was always on the cutting edge of farming techniques and was the first in his neighborhood to have a combine...
Harold V. Lundine 1917-2011
Harold V. Lundine, 93, Iola, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Tara Gardens in Iola.
Harold was born April 28, 1917, at Munich, N.D., the son of Henry and Josephine Smith Lundine. He grew up and attended school in Humboldt, Kansas. He went to Civilian Conservation Corp prior to serving four years with the United States Army during World War II.
On August 2, 1941, Harold married Florine A. Smith at Camp Robinson, Ark. in Iola, Harold worked for th...
Evelyn “Fern” Harrington 1927-2011
Evelyn “Fern” Harrington, 83, Humboldt, died Thursday, April 7, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Fern was born in Humboldt on August 27, 1927, the daughter of Ed and Gretta Hicks Myer. She attended schools in Humboldt.
She was united in marriage to H.L. Griffith in June of 1944. He preceded her in death in 1980. She was united in marriage to Charles L. Harrington on August 12, 1972. He survives, of the home.
Shelly M. Wasson Shay 1971-2011
Shelly M. Wasson Shay, 39, a resident of the Benedict and Fredonia area for 27 years, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Harry Hynes Hospice at Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center. She was born July 30, 1971 in Stella, Mo., to Wayne and Mary Welsh Wasson. Shelly was a member of the Fredonia High School Class of 1989.
Survivors include a daughter, Stacia VanHouden, Benedict; a son, William Pierpoint, Benedict; her parents, Mary and Dennis Lamb,...