Emmett F. “Frank” Coble 1931-2011
Emmett Franklin “Frank” Coble, 79, Chanute, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at his home.
Frank was born in Graff, Mo., on July 11, 1931, the son of Ruel Emet and Florence G. McCoskey Coble.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy from Dec. 27, 1950 to his discharge on Nov. 8, 1954 as a 2nd Class Petty Officer.
Frank was united in marriage to Norma Lawrence on May 1, 1955 in Parsons. She survives, of the home.
Frank was in the cable business for 2...
Florence Alberta Chase 1915-2011
Florence Alberta Chase, 95, Chanute, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Florence was born in Humboldt on Feb. 9, 1915, the daughter of Earnest L. and Flora J. Adams Truster. She graduated from Humboldt High School.
She was united in marriage to John Dannelley on May 5, 1932 in Yates Center. They later divorced. She was united in marriage to Herschel Chase on Sept. 24, 1965 in Camdenton, Okla. He preced...
Nancy Ruth Greve 1940-2011
Nancy Ruth Greve, 70, Chanute, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 at her home.
Nancy was born in Seminole, Okla., on June 7, 1940, the daughter of Edgar and Ida Parsons Ramsey. She graduated from Chanute High School in 1959.
She was united in marriage to Merle Greve on August 6, 1960 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chanute. He survives, of the home.
Nancy was a homemaker and worked in partnership with her husband in their farming and cattle operati...
Belle Maurine Criser 1912-2011
Belle Maurine Criser, 98, Chanute, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
She was born in Fort Scott on December. 16, 1912, the daughter of Lee and Lillian Garrison. She graduated from Fort Scott High School.
Belle was united in marriage to Virgil Lee Criser on Sept. 6, 1936. They moved to Wichita in the latter 1930s, where they had their own business, The Criser Parking Lots. They lived in Wic...
Lois Jeanne Wilkins 1929-2011
Lois “Jeanne” Wilkins, 81, Iola, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at the Allen County Hospital in Iola.
Jeanne was born in Lyndon on Dec. 6, 1929, the daughter of Clark and Lillian Dreyer Strahl. She graduated from Burlington High School and attended Neosho County Community College.
She was united in marriage to Warren H. “Lee” Wilkins in June, 1951 at the Christian Church in Iola. He preceded her in death on May 22, 1995.
Jeanne was a Certified ...
Paula Rene Sherwood Hensley 1962-2011
Paula Rene Hensley, born Nov. 13, 1962, in Chanute, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at her home in Coffeyville, Paula attended schools in Humboldt and Coffeyville. She met and fell in love with Rick in 1981; the couple married on Sept. 11, 1982. Paula and Rick opened Service Office & Supply in Coffeyville in 1987 and together expanded the business through the years.
Paula is preceded in death by her mother and father, Donna and Ed Sherwood, and...
Mary Margaret “Peggy” McKinley 1940-2011
Mary Margaret “Peggy” (Gentry) McKinley, former Neodesha resident, resident of Chanute, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Peggy was born December 27, 1940 in Neodesha, the daughter of Vance Gentry and Alberta (Wilson) Gentry. Peggy attended school in Neodesha and graduated in 1958. She was employed as a CNA for over 40 years before retiring.
Peggy married Ray A. Hilts on June 28, 1957 in Neode...
Marie Louise Myers McDermed 1920-2011
Marie Louise Myers McDermed, 90, Pittsburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 at her home.
Marie was born Feb. 1, 1920 in Girard, to John and Etta Myers. She attended school in Beulah.
Marie was primarily a homemaker but spent many years helping her husband operate Mac’s Aircraft Repair at the Pittsburg Municipal Airport.
On July 1, 1939, she was united in marriage to Mehrle “Mac” McDermed in Girard.
Marie was a member of the College Heights Unit...
Elma Anna Tate Spradley 1936-2011
Elma Anna Tate Spradley, 74, Chanute, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Elma was born in Rocky Ford, Colo., on Sept. 27, 1936, the daughter of Paul Chester and Cleo Elena Gatton Tate.
She started working at McPikes Wholesale Drugs at the age of 16 and worked there until she was 19.
Elma was united in marriage to Richard Raymond Spradley on Feb. 26, 1955 in Kansas City, Mo. They moved to ...
Mary Margaret “Peggy” McKinley 1940-2011
Mary Margaret “Peggy” Gentry McKinley, former Neodesha resident and resident of Chanute, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Peggy was born Dec. 27, 1940 in Neodesha, the daughter of Vance and Alberta Wilson Gentry. Peggy attended school in Neodesha and graduated in 1958. She was employed as a CNA for more than 40 years before retiring.
Peggy married Ray A. Hilts on June 28, 1957 in Neodesha, they later d...
Edward D. Sharp 1941-2011
Edward D. Sharp, 69, Toronto, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 at Waverly.
Ed was born in Virgil on Dec. 3, 1941 the son of Streeter and Rhea Albin Sharp. He moved with his family to the Torontoarea where he graduated from Toronto High School.
He worked for Black Top in Topeka before starting his own painting business.
He is survived by his brother, Glen Sharp, Yates Center; three nephews; and one niece.
Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan...
Shirley Ann Headings 1949-2011
Shirley Ann Headings, 61, Mayfield, Ky, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at the Heritage Manor in Mayfield after a brief illness.
She was born on June 10, 1949 at Kingman, a daughter of Edwin and Naomi Elliott Antrim. She was raised in the Kingman area and attended school there.
She was united in marriage to Richard Clements in the late 1960s. They later divorced.
She married Clifford Headings in the early 1980s in Kingman. Shortly after her ma...
J.B. Sandbothe 1956-2011
J.B. Sandbothe, 54, Cassville, Mo., formerly of Fredonia, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at St. John’s Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. He was born Dec. 8, 1956 in Wichita, the son of Joseph J. and Sharon Prunty Sandbothe. J.B. attended school in Wichita and graduated from East High School. He was a self-employed heavy equipment operator.
Survivors include his father, Joe Sandbothe, Fredonia; four children, Colter Sandbothe, Dalton Sandbothe,...
Regina P. “Ginny” Smith 1943-2011
Regina Pauline Smith (Hicks) was born on June 14, 1943 in New Britain, Connecticut to Adam and Ella Hicks. She was baptized soon after in St. Andrew’s Luthuanian Catholic Church. She was very proud of her 100% Lithuanian heritage and visited Luthiania seven times in her life. In her last visit to Lithuania in 2008 she was there 35 days and gave 28 lectures on geriatric nursing which was her specialty in Nursing.
After graduating from New Brit...
Debra M. Davis 1956-2011
Debra M. Davis, 54, Yates Center, died Monday, Jan. 17.
Debra was born August 3, 1956 in Denver, Colo., the daughter of James Walter and Fleeta Williams Hoag. She grew up in Parsons, Iola, and Commerce City, Colo. She graduated from Adams City High School in Commerce City, Colo.
She married John T. Davis Jr., Oct. 1, 1982 in Commerce City, Colo. She moved to Toronto in 2001, and Yates Center in 2009.
Debra is survived by one daughter, Emmy L...
John Joseph Silvey 1922-2011
John Joseph Silvey, 88, Olathe, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 in Olathe. He was born June 30, 1922 in Piedmont, Okla., to Wallace and Alice Silvey. He served our country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He then attended Kansas City College and Bible School. He met and married Beulah James while attending classes at the college.
He enjoyed a long career as a printer. He was a longtime member of Overland Park Church of God (Holiness). He attended C...
Oksana Grugorivna Krokstrom, 34, Choctaw, Okla
Oksana Grugorivna Krokstrom, 34, Choctaw, Okla., died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at Oklahoma University Medical Center after a two-month battle with a rare cancer.
Oksana Krokstrom was born August 5, 1976 in Lubny, Ukraine to Grugory and Lubov Grypa. She completed nursing school in 1994 and worked in Lubny Central Hospital. She received a Master’s degree in Management from Poltava University of Consumers’ Cooperation in 2007.
On April 4, 2007 she ...
Pauline Herder Carson Swain 1915-2011
Pauline Herder Carson Swain, 95, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 in McPherson.
After graduating from high school she went to work in El Dorado in her sister-in-law’s caf√©. There is where she met her husband Lewis Carson. They were married for 47 years. To this reunion four children were born. Robert Lewis, twins Marion Ray and Marilyn Kay and Larry “Kit” Dean Carson. Pauline worked at Boeing Aircraft Company in Wichita for 23 years while livin...
John Starliper 1952-2011
John Starliper, 58, Savonburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
He was born Nov. 20, 1952 at Fort Scott, the son of Jackie and Mable Louise Cook Starliper. He attended schools in the Savonburg area before graduating from Elsmore Grade School. He then attended Moran High School. John married Nancy Masters on May 28, 1972 at Elsmore. This union was blessed with four children. John was a farmer a...
Howard L. Sell 1917-2011
Howard L. Sell, 93, a lifelong resident of Fredonia, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 at Fredonia Regional Hospital. He was born Sept. 16, 1917 in Fredonia, the son of Irv and May Myers Sell. Howard graduated in 1935 from Fredonia High School and 1939 from the College of Emporia.
Howard served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps 1941-1946 on bases in the United States and Europe.
Howard was employed as the manager of Radiant El...