Raleigh Dale Prather 1936-2011
Raleigh Dale Prather, 75, former LaHarpe resident, died Thursday, March 3, 2011 at Homestead of Auburn Assisted Living in Auburn.
Dale was born Jan. 11, 1936, at Sulphur Springs, Ark., the son of Mose Alfred and Mary Marie Harris Prather. He moved to LaHarpe with his family where he grew up.
He married Patricia Swanson and they divorced later in life. He worked a number of years as a lineman for the City of Iola Electrical Department and opera...
Jason Dean Claibourn 1974-2011
Jason Dean Claibourn, 36, Coyville, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 at William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield. He was born Oct. 7, 1974 in Fredonia, the son of Samuel and Brenda Lour Claibourn. He attended grade school in Fredonia and Neodesha, middle school in Independence and Neodesha, and high school in Neodesha and Yates Center, where he was graduated in 1993.
Jason was a welder and pipefitter by trade, currently emplo...
Loretta Marie Reinert Wagner 1920-2011
Loretta Marie Reinert Wagner, 90, Mankato, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 at Golden Living Center, Downs, where she had resided since 2006. She was born Oct. 10, 1920 to Peter Anton and Barbara Boden Reinert on a farm southwest of Tipton.
She attended school at Tipton through one year of high school.
On Feb. 21, 1944 she married Edward Wagner. In 1959 they moved from Tipton to Mankato.
Her husband preceded her in death.
She was a member of St. ...
Francis “Wayne” Umbarger 1918-2011
Francis “Wayne” Umbarger, 92, Chanute, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 at the Chanute Health Care Center.
Wayne was born in Earlton on Nov. 24, 1918, the son of Winnie G. and Flossie Miller Umbarger. He graduated from Thayer High School in 1936, Chanute Junior College in 1940, and received his Bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University in 1948.
Wayne worked at Beech Aircraft in Wichita until being drafted into the U.S. Navy during WWII.
Pamela Mae “Pam” Hutton 1984-2011
Pamela Mae “Pam” Hutton, 26, Gas, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011.
Pam was born Oct. 17, 1984, in Iola, the daughter of Keith Ray and Gloria Jeanette Budd Beeman. She grew up on the family farm southeast of Humboldt. She graduated from Humboldt High School in 2003. She continued her education at Neosho County Community College in Chanute where she participated in forensics and cheerleading.
On Nov. 17, 2005, Pam married Tony R. Hutton at St. Pete...
Leamon Leroy Hardman 1929-2011
Leamon Leroy Hardman, 81, Chanute, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Leamon was born in Parsons on March 8, 1929, the son of Arthur “Deke” and Elizabeth Laisure Hardman. He graduated from Chanute High School.
He was united in marriage to Betty Ann Lee on Sept. 19, 1948 in Texas. She survives, of the home.
Leamon worked as a building inspector for the City of Chanute, retiring after 30 years of employment...
Gerald Eugene Isaacs 1945-2011
Gerald Eugene Isaacs, 65, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at Baxter Springs. He was born April 13, 1945 in Branson, Mo.
He married Evelyn Gross of Branson and they were later divorced. He then married Penny Wolfe and they were divorced.
He worked in the oil fields and for the last 15 years was employed as a mail courier in Fort Scott and Baxter Springs.
His hobby was collecting and restoring antique automobiles.
He is survived by brothers Garland...
Lonnie Ray Kennedy 1934-2011
Lonnie Ray Kennedy died at his home in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Dec. 24, 1934, in Erie, to Bertha Mae Stout and Samuel Dee Kennedy. He grew up in Chanute and graduated there. In 1956, he married Sallie Ward. This marriage was blessed with two children, Lea Ann and Chris. In 1997, he retired from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad with a total of 45 years. He also completed 20 yea...
Barbara "Babs" Koenig Daniels 1941-2011
Barbara "Babs" Koenig Daniels, 69, Cleveland, Miss., died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 at Bolivar Medical Center.
She was born June 5, 1941 to Carl Koenig and Lavon Groome Koenig in Chanute.
She married Dean Daniels on June 23, 1962.
She attended Kansas State University and graduated from Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., with a Bachelor's of Science in Education, Master's of Education and Education Specialists degrees. She was a tea...
A Memorial Service for Lloyd W. Bockover, who passed away on Monday, Feb. 14, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at the New Life United Brethren Church, 500 N. Forest, Chanute.
Floyd Wayne Gibson 1924-2011
Floyd Wayne Gibson, 86, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 at Wichita. He was born on Oct. 25, 1924 near Toronto, the only son of Floyd and Addie Steele Gibson. He attended school in the Toronto area.
He was employed by Woodson County as a truck driver, retiring in 1987.
He was a member of the Jefferson Street Baptist Church in Eureka.
He and his wife, Freda, were married April 28, 1944.
Survivors include his wife, Freda; his daughters, Judy Lawre...
Claudia Jones Patry 1946-2011
Claudia Jones Patry, 64, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. She was born April 5, 1946 in Colby, the third daughter of Earl and Mildred Jones. She married James Patry on August 21, 1965 and settled in Wilson, Kan. James and Claudia spent more than 40 years in Wilson, raising their children and being part of the community. In November 2010, they chose to move to Salina to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Phillip E. Lucke 1950-2011
Phillip E. Lucke, 60, Chanute, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Phil was born in Chanute on August 21, 1950, the son of James Henry and Edith Bade Lucke. He graduated from Chanute High School.
He served his country in the United States Air Force.
Phil was united in marriage to Linda Collyar on May 22, 1970. She survives, of the home.
He worked as a diesel mechanic for more than 35 years, ret...
Edwin L. Greer 1921-2011
Edwin L. Greer, 89, Mason City, Iowa, formerly of Thayer, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 at the Muse Norris Hospice in Mason City.
Edwin was born in Neodesha on May 27, 1921, the son of Lyman and Grace Mikesell Greer. He attended Newland School in Thayer.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.
Following his discharge he worked as a crane operator for Vanel Boise Company on Guam. He returned to the United States and farmed in the Neodesha and Th...
Larry Wayne Milner 1941-2011
Larry Wayne Milner, 69, a longtime resident of Fredonia, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. He was born July 14, 1941 in Fredonia, to Frank Park and Elsie Pearl Morgan Milner. Larry served in the United States Navy.
Larry worked various jobs including Excelsior Brick Plant in Fredonia and Wal-Mart in Chanute..
He is survived by four brothers, John Milner, Commerce City, Colo., Bill Milner, Fredonia, Jit Milner, Rose ...
Lola E. Green 1938-2011
Lola E. Green, 72, rural Galesburg, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 at Labette Health in Parsons.
She was born at Granby, Mo., to Otis B. and Georgia Kee Cargile. She grew up in various places in the Ozarks and graduated from high school at Gravette, Ark.
Lola worked various jobs over the years including manufacturing, construction, and as a waitress at several restaurants.
She and James W. “Jim” Green, Jr., were married June 13, 1984 at the River...
William Thomas “Tom” Brazil 1944-2011
William Thomas “Tom” Brazil, 67, Chanute, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at his home.
Tom was born in Parsons on Jan. 26, 1944, the son of W.A. “Bill” and Grace
O’Bryan Brazil. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1962. He was a longtime resident of Chanute.
He was united in marriage to Doris Agee in 1963. They later divorced.
Tom served in the Kansas National Guard and was a longtime member of the V.F.W. and the Elks Club.
He was a well ...
Leonard E. South 1932-2011
Leonard E. South, 78, rural Iola, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at his home.
Leonard was born March 20, 1932, at Goodland, the son of Freeman Earl and Gladys Myrtle Brumit South. The family moved from Goodland to LaJunta, Colo., when Leonard was 3. He attended LaJunta schools and helped his father with his trucking business.
On April 10, 1952, Leonard married Mary F. Stephens in Clayton, N.M. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955...
Laura Kaye Coltrane 1985-2011
Laura Kaye Coltrane, 25, rural Humboldt, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 at Olathe.
Laura was born August 19, 1985, in Iola, the daughter of Douglas Arthur and Cheryl Ann South Coltrane. She grew up on the family farm northeast of Humboldt. In 2003, Laura graduated from Humboldt High School with a 4.0 grade average. She continued her education with a science degree from Allen County Community College and completed the radiologic technologist progra...
William "Tom" Brazil
Tom Brazil, 67, Chanute, died Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at his residence.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, at the church. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Friday at the church.
A full obituary will follow.
Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.