Virginia B. Johnson 1920-2011
Virginia B. Johnson, 91, longtime rural Erie resident, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
She was born Feb. 7, 1920 on a farm north of Pleasanton, to Jon T. and Ethel Ison Slater. She grew up and graduated from high school there..
On Feb. 22, 1939 she and Wayne C. Johnson were married in Iola. After their marriage they briefly lived in Chanute, LaCygne and Osawatomie until 1951, when they moved...
Dorothy Katherine Warner 1918-2011
Dorothy Katherine Warner, 92, Humboldt, died Sunday, March 27, 2011 at the Pinecrest Nursing Home in Humboldt.
Dorothy was born on Dec. 31, 1918 in Chanute, the daughter of Jessie Vincent and Esther Christine Nylund Nelson. She graduated from high school and attended Neosho County Community College.
She was united in marriage to Howard MacKenzie Warner on August 26, 1944 at Woodside, San Mateo, Calif. He preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 200...
Betty Rose Nold 1931-2011
Betty Rose Nold, 79, Humboldt, died Sunday, March 27, 2011 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Betty was born in Bedford, Ind., on August 26, 1931, the daughter of Ferd and Lennie Jones Colvin.
She was united in marriage to Robert J. Nold on July 29, 1950 in Atlanta, Iowa. He preceded her in death on Sept. 4, 1993.
She was a homemaker.
Betty is survived by two daughters, Jewel Davis and her husband, Greg, Wichita, and Stephanie Sc...
Lillian L. Porter 1930-2011
Lillian L. Porter, 81, Fredonia, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at The Golden Living Center in Fredonia. She was born Feb. 3, 1930 in Fredonia, the daughter of Armer and Sybil Short Porter. She was a 1948 graduate of Fredonia High School and received her Bachelor’s degree from Antioch College. She was employed by IBM her entire working life and retired to Fredonia in 1990.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, James Porter, and...
W. K. “Pete” Peters 1927-2011
W. K. “Pete” Peters, 84, McPherson, died Monday, March 28, 2011 at Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson.
Pete was born in Buffalo on Feb. 24, 1927 the son of John William and Mabel Alberta Dryden Peters.
He attended the Chanute grade schools and high school.
Pete served in the U.S. Navy in WW II.
He was owner and operator of Peters Lumber Company.
William Keith “Pete” Peters was united in marriage to Betty Louise Stone on April 21, 19...
Katherine Betty Naff 1915-2011
Katherine Betty Naff, 95, Chanute, died with family in the comfort of her home on Thursday, March 24, 2011.
Betty, daughter of Arthur and Myrtle Clayton, was born Sept. 23, 1915 in Independence, where she grew up and graduated from Independence High School in 1933.
June 1, 1941, Betty married Floyd Walter Naff and created a family/friends oriented lifestyle in Chanute. Floyd partnered with Emmet Bolze to own and operate Naff and Bolze Hardw...
Marc Sterling Robinson 1954-2011
Marc Sterling Robinson, 56, Chanute, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at his home.
Marc was born in Chanute on Dec. 29, 1954 the son of William L. and Barbara Sue Arnett Robinson. He graduated from Beaumont High School, Beaumont, Calif. He moved with his family back to Chanute in 1972.
He was united in marriage to Michele Criger on June 26, 1974 in Chanute. They divorced in 1981.
Marc was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Chanute.
He is sur...
Larry Edward Phillips 1942-2011
Larry Edward Phillips, 68, Chanute, died at his home on Monday, March 21, 2011, after an extended illness.
Larry was born in Kansas City, Kan., on August 16, 1942, the son of George R. and Cinda Lorene Mumford Phillips.
He was united in marriage to Sandra Kay Allen on July 18, 1964 in Chanute. She survives, of the home.
Larry worked for Santa Fe Railroad as a foreman, retiring after 22 years. Most recently he was a door greeter for Wal-Mar...
Esther Christine Vick 1932-2011
Esther Christine Vick, 79, Chanute, died Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.
Esther was born in Thief River Falls, Minn., on Feb. 25, 1932 the daughter of Henry and Martha Mikkelson Hasby.
She was a homemaker.
Esther is survived by two sons, Samuel Wasley, Hartford, Wis., and Steven Wasley and wife, Patty, Thief River Falls, Minn.; three daughters, Valerie Raff and husband, Jack, Hubertus, Wis., Wanda Roth and husba...
Linda Wehrle 1945-2011
Linda Wehrle, 65, Shawnee, passed away peacefully, Friday, March 18, 2011 at Kansas City Hospice House following a valiant three-year struggle with ovarian cancer.
Linda was born Nov. 24, 1945 in Oklahoma City, Okla., and grew up in Chanute, graduating from Chanute High School in 1963. She attended Neosho County Community College, worked a short time for Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, Mo., and entered Wichita State University, graduating in 196...
Tammy Sue Hughes 1966-2011
Tammy Sue Hughes, 45, Elsmore, died Thursday, March 17, 2011 as the result of a car accident near Humboldt.
Tammy was born Jan. 2, 1966 at Bremen, Ind., the daughter of Charles and Sharon Denslow Leckrone. She graduated from Iola High School in 1985. She had resided in Chanute, Erie and Elsmore.
On March 17, 1999 Tammy married John Hughes at Parsons. She was a member of the Stark Friends Church.
Tammy was preceded in death by one grandson, S...
Beulah Frances (Helton) Diller 1914-2011
Beulah Frances (Helton) Diller, 96, El Dorado, died Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Life Care Center in Wichita. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24 at Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado. Interment will follow in Cassoday Cemetery.
Beulah was born in Morristown, Tenn., on April 1, 1914, but spent most of her childhood and youth in the Burns, Kan. area. As a young bride, she moved to California and lived in Los Angeles for several years durin...
Beulah Mae Heller 1915-2011
Beulah Mae Heller, 95, Humboldt, died Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Humboldt.
Beulah was born June 24, 1915 in Independence, the daughter of George Myron and Nona Iola Freiermuth Burtnett. She grew up in Iola and graduated from Iola High School in 1933.
On August 12, 1935, Beulah married Frank P. Heller in Nevada, Mo. They made their home in Oswego until his death on Oct. 30, 1980. She moved to Humboldt in 1981.
Laura Mae Wing Brown 1928-2011
Laura Mae Wing Brown, 82, died Monday, March 14, 2011 after suffering a long-term illness with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born Sept. 9, 1928 to Jerome Paul and Donna Chamberlain Wing of Benedict.
Laura spent her childhood and early adult life on the Wing farm and attended junior college in Chanute after high school graduation.
She married Willis M. Brown on July 4, 1947.
She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Alex Jonathon Eli 1988-2011
Alex Jonathon Eli, 23, Shawnee, died Friday, March 11, 2011.
Alex was born Feb. 10, 1988, in Chanute to John and Diane Powell Eli. He grew up in Coffeyville where he attended Garfield Elementary School and McKinley Middle School. After moving to Shawnee, he graduated from Mill Valley High School.
Alex had worked for IHOP in Kansas City and Denver since graduation. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and loved attending concerts. ...
Larry L. Waddell 1942-2011
Larry L. Waddell, 68, Savonburg, died Thursday, March 10, 2011.
He was born on Dec. 26, 1942 at Humansville, Mo., the son of George and Leota Mae Adams Waddell. He attended schools in Kincaid. Following school Larry entered the Army. In 1961 Larry was united in marriage to Nancy Ramsey. They later divorced.
He was a truck driver, and later a crane operator. This work took him all over the country. He lived in Pittsburg, and Gas. Following hi...
Trina DeMeritt 1975-2011
Trina DeMeritt, 35, Erie, died Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Miami County Medical Center at Paola from injuries sustained in an auto accident that occurred near Colony.
She was born Sept. 14, 1975 at Chanute, a daughter of Bruce D. and Luanna Sarnicola Wolken. She was raised at Erie and attended school there. She attended Nurse’s School at Labette Community College and was currently employed at the Anderson County Hospital in Garnett as a...
Marylee Constance Clounch 1929-2011
Marylee Constance Clounch, 82, Humboldt, died Friday, March 11, 2011 at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. She was born on Jan. 22, 1929 to Clarence and Stella Cheney in Humboldt.
Mary received her formal education in the public schools in Humboldt and was a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church.
On June 24, 1948, she was united in holy matrimony to William Clounch. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include five children, ...
Gerald W. “Jerry” Elliott 1926-2011
Gerald W. “Jerry” Elliott, 84, Parsons, died Saturday, March 12, 2011 at his home. He had been in failing health.
He was born Sept. 23, 1926, at Winfield, to Theodore H. and Faith Dicken Elliott. He grew up in Winfield and graduated from Winfield High School in 1944.
During World War II he served in the Pacific Theatre with the United States Navy from August 1944 to September 1947.
After his discharge from the Navy he worked for D & D Farm Equ...
Becky Stanley 1962-2011
Becky Stanley, 48, Iola, died Friday, March 11, 2011 at her home.
Becky was born Nov. 9, 1962 in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Robert and Vesta Hoseney Stanley. She graduated from Chanute High School and received her Bachelor’s degree in social work from Pittsburg State University in 1995.
Becky worked as a caregiver for COFTS (Coffey, Osage, Franklin Training Services) out of Ottawa, before contracting the H1N1 virus in October of 2009.