She was born on Aug. 8, 1913, at Seiling, Okla., to John Allen and Julia (Bagley) Shira. When she was a teenager the family moved to Labette City.
She and Amos Parlett were married on Jan. 11, 1931, at Oswego. He preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 1980.
She resided in Labette City, Oswego, Altamont, Parsons and Lincoln, Ark., during her lifetime. She was a homemaker and worked at the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center as a seamstress.
She was a member of the Oswego United Methodist Church. She enjoyed oil painting, playing the piano, crocheting, sewing, quilting, and making quilts, afghans and paintings for her family.
Survivors include three sons, Doyle Parlett of Altamont, Gary Parlett of Talala, Okla., and Dan Parlett of Abilene, Texas; two daughters, Shirley Ellis of Parsons and Joan Hambrick of Cameron, Okla.; a son-in-law, David Talbot of Belle Plaine; 16 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Talbot; a grandson, Wayne Ellis; a great-grandson, Levi Nash; two brothers, Millard Gallentine and Orville Shira; and a sister, Gail Cox.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Labette City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday evening.
Memorials are suggested to the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or to the Wesley United Methodist Church, and these may be left at or sent to the funeral home, 112 N. 26th St., P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
Christopher D. Miller
CHERRYVALE -- Christopher D. Miller, 44, of Cherryvale died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident south of Chanute.
He was born Aug. 4, 1964, in Ellsworth to Patrick M. and Janet R. (Minniear) Miller.
He married Ronita Mann; they later divorced.
He married Jodie Smith; they later divorced.
He was currently a temporary employee for Express Personnel in Parsons.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Janet R. and Kenneth W. Gibson of Cherryvale; his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Minniear of Cherryvale; a daughter, Melissa Miller; three sons, Jarod Mann, Christopher Jay Miller and Cooper Miller, all of Tahlequah, Okla.; a brother, Mark A. Miller of Overland Park; and a granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his father; and a 3-month-old daughter, Macie.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Potts Chapel in Cherryvale.
The family suggests memorials to the Christopher Miller Memorial and contributions may be left at or sent to the funeral home,
Mary Lee Triebel
EDNA -- Mary Lee Triebel, 86, of Edna died at 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at Oswego Community Hospital.
She was born Sept. 5, 1922, in Edna to J.I. and Nettie Velma (Storm) Wester. She grew up and attended school in Edna, graduating from Edna High School in 1940.
She married Elmer H. "Buck" Triebel on June 7, 1941, in Weir. Following their marriage, she lived with her parents while he served during World War II. Upon his return from the war, they moved to their rural home, near Edna, where they raised their family and had lived since. For 21 years, she was employed as a bus driver for USD 506, retiring in 1992.
She enjoyed crafts, quilting, baking, fishing and bird watching. She also did custom wallpapering for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Edna, a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Cunningham Chapter in Edna, Edna Civic Organization and the Edna BEARS (Better Edna Area Relief and Support).
Survivors include two sons, Doug Triebel and his wife, Sue, and Sam Triebel and his wife, Kathy, all of Coffeyville; a daughter, Julie Jack and her husband, Phil, of rural Edna; a former daughter-in-law, Sharon Triebel of Edna; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer H. "Buck" Triebel, on Nov. 12, 2005; four brothers, Robert D. Wester, H. Leon Wester, T.E. Wester and Billy I. Wester; and two sisters, Rosaline Parker and Katherine Roberts.
The service will be at 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Edna. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery at Edna.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church in Edna or the Edna Library. These may be left at or mailed to Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 325, Altamont, 67330.
Ronald Wayne Lewis
COFFEYVILLE -- Ronald Wayne Lewis, 63, of Coffeyville died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa.
He was born May 6, 1945, at Boynton, Okla., to John Paul and Delia Alice (Leist) Lewis. He moved from Boynton to Tulsa in 1950 and began his education in Tulsa. Halfway through his kindergarten year, Ron moved to Coffeyville, where his parents took jobs with Continental Can. He attended McKinley, Lowell and Clymore schools. He attended Labette County Community High School, where he played football and basketball and ran track. After high school, he was offered a track scholarship at Coffeyville Junior College and also was a walk-on for the Red Raven football team.
On Aug. 1, 1965, he married his high school sweetheart, Dixie Lee Schell at Altamont. He enlisted in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was stationed for a time in El Paso, Texas, where he was a part of the Nike Hercules Warhead Air Defense Missile group. He was stationed at several locations, eventually winding up in Athens, Greece, where he was joined by his bride.
After two years in Greece, the couple returned to El Paso and to Coffeyville in 1968. After his military service, Mr. Lewis resumed his job with Funk Manufacturing/John Deere, where he was a tool setter. He worked 39 years for the corporation before his retirement. In 1977, the Lewis family moved to the farm in Labette County, where he has been a resident since.
Mr. Lewis enjoyed all sports and played industrial league fast pitch softball for Funk and other teams. He was an avid bowler and golfer and loved to hunt. Ron was big-hearted and would do anything for anybody. He was a member of Grace Fellowship and taught Sunday school. He was a Mason, a Shriner and a true follower of Red Raven football and LCHS Grizzly sports.
He is survived by his wife, Dixie, of the home; two daughters, Ronda Rohling and her husband, Jim, of rural Mound Valley and Amy Gregory and her husband, Kevin, of Collinsville, Okla.; and six grandchildren, Katie, Brice, Jake and David Rohling and Vince and Alexis Gregory.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Sharon Funk.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Grace Fellowship Church with the Rev. Gerald Morris officiating. The family will have a reception following the service with burial at 1 p.m. Friday at North Edna Cemetery in Edna under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home in Coffeyville.
The family suggests memorials to a scholarship fund in Mr. Lewis' memory at Labette County High School. Donations may be left with the funeral home.