Share |

Bob Shields

Robert Patrick Shields, 90, Iola, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Windsor Place Nursing Center, Iola.
Bob was born March 28, 1924, in Hollywood, Calif. His parents were Frank J. and Lucille (Preble) Shields. He moved with his family to St. Joseph, Mo., where he graduated from Christian Brothers High School in 1942.
Bob served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and then in the U.S. Marine Corp Reserves during the Korean War.
On Sept. 16, 1946, he married Patricia L. Adams. They lived in St. Joseph, Kansas City, Mo., and Overland Park before retiring and moving to Iola in 1988. Bob worked in the engineering department for Southwestern Bell Telephone for 38 years. He enjoyed time spent operating his ham radio.
He was a former member of the Ward Parkway and Leawood Country Clubs, a lifetime member of the American Legion and a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.
His wife survives, as do five sons, Michael and wife Denise, Houston, Texas, Tim and wife Dawn, Cameron, Mo., John, Iola, Richard and wife Kim, Clinton, Mo., and Robert and wife Roxy, Paola; two daughters, Mary Weatherman and husband Neal, Eudora, and Barbara Andrews and husband Tim, Conway, Ark.; 27 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Walter.
Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Iola. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Memorial gifts to Allen County Animal Rescue Facility (ACARF) or Allen County Hospice may be left with the funeral home.
To sign the guestbook online or to leave a condolence go to


Hazel Lile


Hazel Marie (Fort) Lile, 85, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Richmond Healthcare in Richmond. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, Garnett. Burial will be in Paola Cemetery.

Leah Gardner


Leah Gardner, 79, Leavenworth, passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at her residence. Graveside Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Highland Cemetery, Iola, with the Rev. Lloyd Houk officiating from Allen County Hospice.Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Belden Larkin... [More]

Jack Fewins


W.R. “Jack” Fewins, 97, of Creston, British Columbia, Canada, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, with his good friends Ed and Sylvia Turner by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters. Inurnment was in Creston. 

More Obituaries


President Obama visits KU


LAWRENCE — With all the ease of a native son, President Barack Obama felt right at home Thursday morning on the University of Kansas campus.“I’m a Kansas guy,” Obama enthused, to which the crowd of more than 7,100 roared in return.Obama noted his “deep... [More]

Church wheels out medical equipment lending program


A person isn’t guaranteed a wheelchair just because he needs it. He must also be able to afford it.Even a low-end version of the crudest design will likely cost him hundreds of dollars. Given that not every hobbled body has this sort of cash in pocket, it is inevitable... [More]

Maniacal 4 teaches Iola students


Harold Hill might have needed 76 trombones in his marching band to create a magnificent sound but Maniacal 4 only needs four in its ensemble.Trombone players Matt Jefferson, Nick Laufer, Carl Lundgren and Alex Dubrov of Maniacal 4 worked with Iola band students in a music workshop... [More]

More News

AP Video


Mustangs fall 49-48 in ‘frustrating’ finish


BURLINGTON — When the dust cleared and the scoreboard (allegedly) hit :00 in one of the most bizarre endings in recent memory, Iola High’s Mustangs saw their ferocious comeback wind up one point shy of its mark.Iola trailed by as many as 13 in the fourth quarter before... [More]

Wildcat pressure too much for Fillies


BURLINGTON — A few too many defensive lulls in a bruising battle cost Iola High’s Fillies Friday. “When we settled down and ran our offense we had some good looks,” Carlson said. “But, their pressing sped us up and we were a bit scattered tonight.”Iola... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription