Gailord L. Boss
Gailord L. Boss, 90, of Parsons died at 1 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Labette Health in Parsons. His wife, Jean Boss, survives of the home.
The service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, with military honors.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church.
The funeral home will announce f...
Mariellen Bradley Meeker
ERIE — Mariellen Bradley Meeker, 88, of Erie went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence.
She was born July 24, 1924, in Milton and was the daughter of Lena Fulkerson Bradley and Edward Leon Bradley. She grew up in the Milton and Conway Springs area. Mariellen went to grade school in Milton and was so proud of the fact that she got to ride a school bus.
Her parents farmed during her early child...
David Roy Tarvin
BUTLER, Mo. — David Roy Tarvin, 64, of Butler, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.
He was born on April 8, 1948, to Roy Emil and Alice Evaleen (Duffield) Tarvin in Parsons.
Survivors include his wife, Gwen Tarvin of Butler, Mo.; two sons, Roy Dean Tarvin and his wife, Jamie, of Billings, Mo., and Lynn David Tarvin and his wife, Angela, of Independence, Mo.; five sisters, Betty Jo Collins, Jackie S...
Ray E. Wachs
COFFEYVILLE — Ray E. Wachs, 88, of Coffeyville died at midnight Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at his home in Coffeyville.
He was born on July 18, 1924, in rural Phillips County to Otto Edward and Helen Marie Katherine (Grauerholz) Wachs. He grew up in rural Phillips County, where he attended elementary school and was a graduate of Kensington High School.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.
He married Arlene J. Taylor on Aug. 22, 19...
L. Ollideen Wright
CHANUTE — L. Ollideen Wright, 95, of Chanute, a former Thayer resident, died at 1:35 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Chanute Healthcare Center. She had been in failing health.
She was born on March 11, 1917, at Savonburg to Frank and Anna (Jordan) Stierwalt. She grew up at Savonburg and attended Savonburg schools, graduating from Savonburg High School.
She moved to Topeka and worked at a clothing store for a few years before moving back to Sav...
ERIE — Mariellen Meeker, 88, a longtime rural Erie resident, died at 2:08 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence. She was the widow of Walter Meeker, who preceded her in death on March 11, 2011.
The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Parsons. Burial will be in Odense Cemetery.
Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Parsons will announce further obituary details later.
Lela M. Mier
OSWEGO — Lela M. Mier was called to be with her Lord on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. She was 106 years young.
Mrs. Mier was born on Oct. 19, 1906, to William Horace Doores and Mollie Grant (Fitts) in Bluejacket, Okla., which was still Indian Territory (Oklahoma became a state the following year). She married Ray Nollner Edmonds on Aug. 1, 1925, at Vinita, Okla. They moved to Oswego and had four children before Ray died in 1935 as the result of an acc...
Ruth C. Wehlage
ERIE — Ruth C. Wehlage, 83, of Erie died at 1:40 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
She was born on July 23, 1929, at St. Paul to John Michael and Catherine Mae (Thomas) Schoenhofer. She grew up there and attended local schools, graduating from St. Francis High School.
After graduating from high school, she worked at the Kansas Ordnance Plant in Parsons and for Hallmark Card Co. in Kansas City.
On June 7, 1952...
Linda Kay Lee
OSWEGO — Linda Kay Lee, 60, of Oswego died suddenly Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at her home.
She was born on April 8, 1952, in Pampa, Texas, to James L. and Dorothy I. (Burton) Chase.
She had lived in Oswego since 1980, moving from Wamego.
She had worked as a schoolteacher for the Paola school system. She also had worked at the Wellness Center, Parsons. She was employed with General Services Corp., Oswego.
She enjoyed animals and flowers, virtually ...
LaHARPE — Ray Aikins, 87, of LaHarpe died on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on Sept. 30, 1925, at South Mound to Oliver and Anna (Beecher) Aikins. When Ray was young, he and his family moved to a farm near Shaw, and he attended South Valley School.
He married Zana Neagle on June 29, 1945, in Girard. To this union, his children were born. They later divorced.
On Feb. 5, 1982, he married Helen Christy in Miami, Okla. She ...
Cleora Belle (Beebe) Mabie
PARK CITY — Cleora Belle (Beebe) Mabie, 89, of Park City died on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Presbyterian Manor in Newton.
She was born on Dec. 31, 1923, in Ellsworth County to Ernest and Belle (Alcorn) Beebe. She grew up on the family farm in Ellsworth County until the family moved to the Geneva area.
In 1941, she married Jesse C. Mabie, and they made their home in Parsons until 1980. She moved to Fallbrook, Calif., for several years before movi...
Demple L. Kastler
ALTAMONT — Demple L. Kastler, 95, of Altamont died at 11:50 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Parsons Good Samaritan Society.
She was born on April 12, 1917, in rural Craig County, Okla., to Harry and Nettie (Jackman) Howe. She grew up in rural Oklahoma, graduating from Centralia High School in Centralia, Okla., in 1936.
She married Chester Kastler on Nov. 23, 1938, in Vinita, Okla. They made their home near Valeda for many years. After raising t...
Hornets beat Jets on road
BUFFALO — The Chetopa High School boys basketball team used a strong second half here Friday night to take a road win from Altoona-Midway 59-47.
Altoona had a 14-9 lead after the first quarter and built that up to 27-20 at halftime.
Chetopa boys Coach Dennis Orns said the Green Hornets were a little cool on offense in the first half and relied on the long ball rather than working the ball into post players.
The Jets took advantage of this situ...
Ray E. Wachs
COFFEYVILLE — Ray E. Wachs, 88, of Coffeyville died at midnight Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2013, at his home in Coffeyville. He had been in failing health. He is survived by his wife, Arlene, of the home.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First St. John Lutheran Church in Kensington. Burial will follow in Germantown Cemetery in Kensington. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to...
Harold D. ‘Bus’ Williams
CHETOPA — Harold D. “Bus” Williams, 75, of Chetopa died at 1:07 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center in Tulsa.
He was born on Aug. 24, 1937, in Cherokee County to William Cleburn Williams and Mary Jewel (Holden) Williams. He attended rural Cherokee County schools during grade school and graduated from Columbus High School in 1955.
He worked at Boeing in Wichita from 1956 to 1961. Throughout most of his adult life, he had...
Margaret Ellen (Hayes) Cooper
EDNA — Margaret Ellen (Hayes) Cooper, 90, of Edna died at 2:55 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Windsor Place nursing home in Coffeyville, where she had been a resident since Aug. 9, 2000.
She was born on Sept. 14, 1922, to Frank and Mabel (Goodwin) Hayes at the family farm near Edna. She attended Edna Grade School and graduated in May 1940 from Edna High School.
She had always planned to teach elementary school and taught for a time at Hawkin...
Demple L. Kastler
ALTAMONT — Demple L. Kastler, 95, of Altamont died at 11:50 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society in Parsons. Her husband, Chester, preceded her in death in December 1986.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Edna. Burial will follow at North Edna Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Gideon’s International, the Good Samaritan S...
Nina Mae Neth
JOPLIN — Nina Mae Neth, 87, of Joplin died at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at National Healthcare Center in Joplin following a lengthy illness.
She was born on July 26, 1925, in Follett, Texas.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Miller and her husband, Richard, of Joplin; a brother, Harold Linscott of Wichita; two grandsons, Jeremy L. Miller and his wife, Gina, of Parsons and Jeffrey A. Miller of Joplin; and two g...
Jack D. Armstrong
GALENA — Jack D. Armstrong, 83, of Galena departed this life Jan. 1, 2013, at 2:20 a.m., with his two eldest grandsons by his side. He had been in ill health for several months.
He was born on Dec. 21, 1929, in Wichita to Floyd and Grace Armstrong. He lived his entire life in Kansas, going to school in Fredonia and Coyville.
He lived in Coffeyville as a young man, where he met his wife Marie Cook. They were married May 5, 1948. To this union, ...
Barbara Jo Evans
CHETOPA — Barbara Jo Evans, 84, of Chetopa died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Miami, Okla.
She was born on May 28, 1928 in rural Columbus to Barnet and Finita (Harrison) Hale. She attended rural Cherokee County elementary schools and graduated from Columbus High School in 1945.
She taught art classes in Chetopa and various places in Labette County through Labette Community College as well as assis...