Mary Rose Volmer, 81, of St. Paul, died at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Frontenac.
She was born on July 17, 1929, in Chanute to Don and Thekla (Janssen) Beard. She and Michael J. Diskin were married July 19, 1948, at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. He preceded her in death Feb. 9, 1974.
On Sept. 5, 1975, she and Cecil Volmer were married at St. Francis Catholic Church. He survives.
In addition ...
Earl Edwin Barnhart
Earl Edwin Barnhart, 89, of Chanute, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
He was born in Thayer on May 10, 1921, to Paul and Ruth (Bower) Barnhart. He attended Thayer schools.
He married Blanche Dell on Jan. 22, 1944, in Iola.
They were married for 66 years at the time of his death. She survives of the home.
He was a retired farmer.
He was an avid fisherman and coon hunter.
He was a sports en...
Mehrle "Mac" McDermed
Mehrle “Mac” McDermed, 92, Pittsburg, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at his home.
He was born on July 6, 1918, in Walnut to Floyd and Mae Lewis McDermed. He attended Walnut schools. Mehrle worked for P&M Coal Company for 40 years.
He owned and operated Mac’s Aircraft Repair for 30 years at Pittsburg Municipal Airport.
On July 1, 1939, he was united in marriage to Marie Myers in Girard. She survives at the family home.
He served in the United Sta...
Harry J. Patterson, 85, Chanute, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at the Chanute Health Care Center in Chanute.
Harry was born in Chanute on Dec. 14, 1924, the son of Orron Earl and Carrie Maria (Waddell) Patterson. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1942. He served his country in the United States Navy from June 1943 to March 1946.
Harry married Mary E. Behner on Jan. 1, 1946, in Chanute. She survives.
Harry was retired from the Kansas Dep...
Donald Lee Odell, 72, Fredonia, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
He was born on Sept. 22, 1938, to Harlan A. and Ellen May (Thompson) Odell. He married Sandra Gale Borror on Oct. 3, 1964, in Altoona. She survives at their home.
Survivors include three children, Phillip Wayne Odell and Sean Andrew Odell, both of Fredonia, and Jennifer Ann Driskill of Oklahoma City, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and three great-gr...
Jack R. Dixon
Jack R. Dixon, 70, Toronto, died Friday, Nov. 19, at Fredonia Regional Hospital in Fredonia.
He was born on Aug. 2, 1940, in Yates Center to Merle and Edith (Mason) Dixon. On Jan. 4, 2004, he married Vickie Nyman in Burlington. She survives.
Other survivors include three daughters, Debbie Pistotnik, Wichita, Ange Hobbs, Lenexa, and Kelly Perkins, Shawnee; nine grandchildren; a sister, Virgie McCormick, Yates Center; and a brother, Gary Dixon, ...
Ophelia O. Zimmerman, 92, of Chanute, passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Ophelia was born in Elsmore, Kansas, on October 25, 1918, the daughter of Olof F. and Hulda E. (Peterson) Krokstrom. She attended school in Elsmore.
She was united in marriage to Jr. T. Zimmerman on June 17, 1938. He preceded her in death on March 12, 1966.
Ophelia worked at the Parsons Ammunition Plant, Kustom Signals, Nu-W...
Clarence "Bud" Marnell
Clarence W. “Bud” Marnell, 70, of Zephyrhills, Fla., and a former Erie resident, died Tuesday morning at the Gulfside Regional Hospice in Zephyrhills.
He was born on Oct. 9, 1940, at Walnut to Clarence “Bill” and Irma (Herod) Marnell. He moved to Erie with his family where he grew up and attended schools. He graduated from Erie High School in 1958. He attended Parsons Junior College.
He and Marlene Page were united in marriage May 29, 1959, a...
Albert "Ernie" Harms
Albert Ernest “Ernie” Harms, 92, longtime Thayer resident, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute, where he entered Monday morning.
He had been in failing health. His body was bequeathed to the University of Kansas Medical Center.
He was born on Sept. 1, 1918, to Albert H. and Ada (Yoakum) Harms. When he was 4 years old, his family returned to Thayer, where they had previously lived. H...
Robert E. Grisier, 91, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, in Burlington.
He was born on Oct. 23, 1919, to Fred and Emma (Pringle) Grisier on the family farm in rural Woodson County. He attended rural school at the New York Valley School until eighth grade. He graduated from Yates Center High School in 1939.
He married Alice Louise Umholtz on April 4, 1948. She survives.
Other survivors include four sons, Richard Grisier, Joe Grisier and Rodney Gris...
Mary Lou Edmondson
Mary Lou Edmondson, 79, of Chanute, was called home to her Lord on Nov. 15, 2010.
Mary Lou was born on Aug. 8, 1931, to Fritz and Minnie (Miller) Schaffer in Bryan, Texas. She grew up on the F&B Station as one of the Texas A&M University Farm Families.
She graduated from A&M Consolidated in 1948 and received her R.N. from Sam Houston State University in 1951.
She married George Robert Edmondson on Dec. 23, 1954, in Bryan, Texas. They made th...
Vernon W. Wertz, 71, of Oswego, died at 1:40 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at Oswego Home Place in Oswego.
He was born on Nov. 12, 1939, at Edna to Forrest and Mary Emma (Williams) Wertz.
Vernon was very civic minded and loved helping people. He was a member of Assembly of God Church in Oswego, even serving as deacon for a number of years while his health allowed, a member of Oswego Rotary Club and Gange Club. He loved gardening, bowling and f...
Clarence "Bud" Marnell
Clarence W. “Bud” Marnell, 70, of Zephyr Hills, Fla., and a former Erie resident, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 16, 2010, at the Gulfside Regional Hospice in Zephyr Hills.
Among his survivors is his wife, Marlene Marnell, of the home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Erie.
Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at the Pierce-Carson-Wall ...
Doris Marie Allmon, 80, rural Erie, died at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul, where she entered on Dec. 20, 2004.
She was born on Aug. 8, 1930, at rural Erie, the daughter of Herb and Elsie Pauline Shellhorn. She attended schools in Erie and graduated from Erie High School.
She married Clyde R. Allmon on Dec. 31, 1967 in Erie. He survives of the home.
She served as the Register of Deeds in N...
Gary W. Conley, 68, rural Fredonia, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at Galichia Heart Hospital in Wichita. He was born Nov. 18, 1941, in Fredonia to Albert Joseph and Mary (Kingsbury) Conley.
Gary graduated from Neodesha High School in 1959 and from the Wichita Barber College.
On Jan. 1, 1960, he married Linda Mae Hemme. She survives at their home.
Other survivors include his mother, Mary Conley, Fredonia; three sons, Timothy Conley, Peter ...
Charles Carter, Jr.
Charles Otis Carter Jr., 94, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at the Guest Home Estates V in Iola.
He was born in Thedford, Neb., on Oct. 23, 1916, the son of Charles Otis Carter Sr. and Ellen A. (McCawley) Carter. He graduated from Morrowville High School, Morrowville, Kan., in 1934. He received his bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in 1940 and his master’s degree from Pittsburg State University in 1967.
He served his country during W...
Kelli Jean Vining, 44, Parsons, died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at her home. She had been in failing health.
She was born Oct. 7, 1966, in Long Beach, Calif., to Donald R. and Patricia E. (Roney) Vining. She later moved with her family to Kansas, where she graduated from Altoona-Midway High School and also received an associate degree from Labette Community College in Parsons.
She and Eric Hohler were married. They later divorced.
Donald Earl “Don” Stanley 1937 — 2010
Donald Earl “Don” Stanley, 73, Elsmore, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010.
Don was born Feb. 26, 1937, at Elsmore, the son of Earl and Blanche Cox Stanley. He was born and died a resident of Elsmore and was a fifth generation Allen Countian.
He served in the United States Army.
Don was a loving father and grandfather. He was a friend to all he met and served his community. He will be missed.
Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Ludlum and husband,...
Beulah Jean Jesseph Purcell 1912 — 2010
Beulah Jean Jesseph Purcell, 97, Yates Center, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 in Burlington.
Beulah was born Nov. 14, 1912 in Argonia, the daughter of Albert and Amanda Dennis Jesseph. She graduated from Neosho Falls High School with the Class of 1931.
On Feb. 22, 1933 she married Leslie Purcell at Erie. They lived their lives 57 years near Piqua. Dude preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 1990.
She worked several years at Woody’s in Yates Center an...
Bertha Lillian Hutinett 1910 – 2010
Bertha Lillian Hutinett, 100, Chanute, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Bertha was born in Petrolia on Oct. 6, 1910, the daughter of Jonathan Small and Elsie Pearl John Roggers.
She was united in marriage to Francis G. Hutinett on Nov. 26, 1928. He preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1981.
Bertha was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and the St. Patrick Altar So...