Robert D. Ryan 1948-2008
Robert D. Ryan, 60, Chanute, formerly of Buffalo, died Wednesday, December 24, 2008, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
He was born May 25, 1948, in Fresno, Calif., to Leo Jackson and Anna Frances Divine Ryan. He graduated from Argentine High School in Kansas City, Kan., in 1966. He received a bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University.
He married E. Dianne Goodall at New Hope Baptist Church near Ottawa on Nov. 6, 1971. She surv...
Wayne Donley Morrison 1952-2009
Wayne Donley Morrison, 55, Overbrook, died Friday, January 2, 2009, at his home after a long battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 4, 1952, in Chanute to Max and Francis Morrison. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1970.
He was a master electrician and owned his own electrical business for 25 years.
He married Dana Lynne Wallace in January 1992. She survives.
He was a member of Overbrook United Methodist Church.
Other survivors include t...
Vinetta L. Chickadonz 1919-2009
Vinetta L. Chickadonz, 89, lifelong Parsons area resident, died Saturday, January 3, 2009, at Labette Health in Parsons.
She was born Aug. 24, 1919, in Parsons to Ralph and Reba Russell Brown. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1937 and from Parsons Junior College in 1939.
On Feb. 1, 1941, she married Charles Leo Chickadonz at Erie. He died on April 29, 1982.
For 12 years she worked as a church secretary and also was secretary to the...
Andrew Clayton Reed Jr. 1939-2009
Andrew Clayton Reed Jr., 69, Thayer, died Thursday, January 1, 2009, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 3, 1939, in Chanute to Andrew and Vada Rufe Reed. He graduated from Winfield High School.
He married Estella L. Tubbs on Feb. 28, 1962, in Earlton. She survives.
He served in the U.S. Army from December 1961 until December 1963.
He was employed as an oilfield inspector for the Kansas Corporation Commission for 27 ...
Merle L. Grady 1939-2009
Merle L. Grady, 69, Chanute, died Thursday, January 1, 2009, at St. Francis Harry Hines Hospice, Wichita.
She was born Aug. 30, 1939, in Erie to Lawrence and Ellen Robinson Showalter. She grew up and attended schools in Erie.
She married John Grady on Jan. 1, 1956, in Erie. He survives.
She was employed as an electronics assembler, retiring from Everbrite Electronics in July 2004.
She was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, a member ...
Mary Louise Lindquist 1920-2008
Mary Louise Lindquist, 88, a longtime resident of Altoona, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008 at Golden Keys Nursing Home in Neodesha. She was born July 22, 1920, in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of Ralph A. and Cornelia Lena Pond Dudley. Mary was a 1942 graduate of Altoona High School. She was a homemaker and mother of two daughters.
In 1960, she married Arvid E. Lindquist. He preceded her in death April 26, 1983.
Graveside services will be held at...
Vera E. Montgomery 1917-2008
Vera E. Montgomery, 91, Humboldt, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at the Allen County Hospital in Iola.
Vera was born March 1, 1917, at Oak Valley, to John Riley and Hazel May Wilson Beck. She grew up in the Chanute and Erie areas.
On Feb. 10, 1938, Vera married Lee H. Montgomery at Chanute. They made their home at Chanute before moving to Erie. Lee served as sheriff of Neosho County for a number of years and Vera assisted in the management ...
Phyllis Ann Lawrence 1937-2008
Phyllis Ann Lawrence, 71, Burlington, died Sunday, December 28, 2008, at her home.
She was born March 26, 1937, southwest of Burlington to Wayne M. and Ruth G. Underwood Douglass. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1956.
She married William Robert “Bob” Lawrence on Feb. 26, 1956, in Burlington. He survives.
She retired as office manager from Chanute-based Home Savings and Loan in Burlington.
She was a member of United Methodist Chur...
Bertha A. Wilmot 1915 – 2008
Graveside services for Bertha A. Wilmot, who died Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 at the Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials in her name may be made to Southern Care Hospice of Pittsburg and may be left with the funeral home. Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Lee Matile 1931-2008
Charles Lee Matile, 77, Yates Center, died Saturday, December 27, 2008, at his home after a long battle with cancer.
He was born March 5, 1931, in Eureka to Roscoe and Viola Bohard Matile.
He served in the U.S. Army from January 1952 to December 1953 after serving in Korea.
He married Rita Ann King on June 8, 1954, in Bentonville, Ark. She died on Oct. 31, 1984. He married Marcia Simmons in Yates Center on May 14, 1985. She survives.
Darrell Lee Comstock 1967 - 2008
Darrell Lee Comstock, 41, rural Fall River, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008 at his mother’s home in Fall River.
He was born Oct. 3, 1967 in Mena, Ark., the son of Danny Lee and Karen Jackson Comstock. He was a graduate of Christian Challenge High School in Wichita. He was a machinist at Aerospace Manufacturing, Fredonia, the last three years.
On July 17, 1987 in Wichita, he married Cheri J. McGregor. She survives, of the home.
He was a member of ...
Ernest A. Criswell 1917 – 2008
Ernest Allen Criswell, 91, Topeka, formerly of Humboldt, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008 at the Aldersgate Village in Topeka.
Ernest was born in Hutchinson, on March 10, 1917, the son of James and Dora Graybill Criswell.
He was united in marriage to Thelma Irene Keyser on March 19, 1938. She preceded him in death on Sept. 29, 2007.
He was a boiler tender for Monarch Cement Company in Humboldt.
Ernest is survived by a daughter, Dora Anne Quathame...
Sharon Kay Welch 1956 – 2008
Sharon Kay Welch, 52, Chanute, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 at the Chanute Healthcare Center.
Sharon was born on August 14, 1956 in Independence, the daughter of Charles Norman Harvey and Hazel Mildred LaFaunce Harvey. She attended school at the Tri-Valley Special Education Center in Chanute.
Cremation has taken place.
Sharon is survived by her mother, Hazel Harvey, Chanute; a daughter, Samantha Oyler, Green Bay, Wis.; and two sisters, Carol S...
J. Edward Swanson 1923-2008
J. Edward Swanson, 85, Elsmore, died Wednesday, December 24, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City.
He was born April 16, 1923, at Elsmore to Harold and Elida Lindstrom Swanson. He attended Elsmore schools, graduating from Elsmore High school in 1941.
On June 26, 1945, he married Eleanor “Rusty” Butts at Elsmore. This union was blessed with three sons. His wife preceded him in death on March 22, 2005.
He was a farmer and rancher.
He was a...
Christopher D. Miller 1964-2008
Christopher D. Miller, 44, Cherryvale, died Friday, December 19, 2008, as a result of a car accident south of Chanute.
He was born Aug. 4, 1964, in Ellsworth to Patrick M. and Janet R. Minniear Miller. He attended Missouri schools.
He married Ronita Mann and they later divorced. He married Jodie Smith and they later divorced.
He was employed as a temporary employee with Express Personnel in Parsons. He had been employed with National Garment ...
Martha Ellen Weide 1913-2008
Martha Ellen Weide, 95, Yates Center, died Monday, December 23, 2008, at Yates Center Health Center.
She was born Oct. 28, 1913, in West Buffalo to George F. and Chestine Kennedy Ibbetson. She graduated from Buffalo High School in 1932.
She married John Weide on April 1, 1939. He preceded her in death.
The couple purchased the Old Town site of Kalida.
Survivors include a son, John O. Weide Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; a daughter, Vickie Pickering, A...
Esther Emogene McAdam 1919-2008
Esther Emogene McAdam, 89, longtime Fredonia resident, died Sunday, December 21, 2008, at the Meridian Nursing Home, Wichita.
She was born Sept. 1, 1919, in Mound Valley to Ova A. and Grace Robbins Pefley. She graduated from Fredonia High School.
On July 21, 1938, in Fredonia she married Earl McAdam. He died on Dec. 2, 1989.
She was a homemaker and a longtime member of First Christian Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Earlene Patterson...
Violet Ernestine ‘Vi’ Arnold 1921-2008
Violet Ernestine “Vi” Arnold, 87, Highlands Ranch, Colo., died Sunday, December 21, 2008.
She was born Jan. 6, 1921, in Guthrie, Okla., to Wade Hampton and Teresa Magdalene Meagher Jenkins. She graduated from Guthrie High School in 1939 and married Walter Lee Arnold in Guthrie on Sept. 2, 1942.
The Arnolds made their home in Guthrie and she was a legal secretary, working in the Oklahoma State Legislature in Oklahoma City, Okla., for many year...
Dorothy L. Fronk 1924-2008
Dorothy L. Fronk, 84, Chanute, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 22, 2008, at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Dorothy was born in Altoona on May 11, 1924, the daughter of Henry Harrison and Nellie May Cranor Hixon.
Dorothy was united in marriage to George Elwood Girard. He preceded her in death. She was later united in marriage to Walter Fronk. He also preceded her in death.
Dorothy worked at an Awning and Upholster...
Alene ‘Kay’ Davis
Alene “Kay” Davis, 73, Wichita, died Friday, December 19, 2008, at her home.
She recently retired from a career of more than 50 years as a paralegal for Hite, Fanning and Honeyman.
She was a member of the Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority, Eta Omega chapter, and an avid bridge player, a member of multiple clubs. She also enjoyed her work, travel, cooking, Stan Kenton’s music and cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs. The family appreciates the outpourin...