Share |

Bill Dible

Bill Dible, 72, Gas, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014. Bill was born Aug. 20, 1941, in Iola to Wayne and Wilma Dible. He grew up in Neosho Falls and graduated from Neosho Falls High School in 1958.
On Dec. 10, 1971, Bill married Julie in Iola. They made their home in Iola and Neosho Falls, where he worked at Gates Rubber Company for 30 years. Bill served many years on the governing board of directors of the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas.
Bill enjoyed gardening, traveling and spending time with his family, friends and dogs. He was best known for his ability to fix anything and everything and his willingness to help others. Bill never met a stranger, he loved to visit about farming, gardening and his oil wells to anyone he met. Bill coached softball for many years in Iola and instilled in his daughters and their friends a love of the game. He and his family took annual trips to Florida, where Bill enjoyed spending time on the beach. Bill was also a wonderful grandpa, always in the audience for every school concert, sports game and dance recital.
Bill was loved by many, including his wife of 43 years, Julie; six daughters, Jami and her husband Tim Thyer, Iola, Jill and her partner Kelli King, Emporia, Jana, Osage City, Jaci and her husband Jarred Sterling, Ottawa, Jeri, Washington, D.C., and Jodi and her partner Gillian Wood, Denver, Colo.; son Joey and wife Tracy, Iola; brother Morris and his wife Karen, Gas; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and his dogs Whitey Ann and Annie.
A private memorial service will be held for family members. Memorials can be made to Resilience Rising, www.resilience-rising.org, a non-profit founded by his daughter Jodi and partner Gillian.
To sign the guest book online or to leave a condolence go to www.iolafuneral.com.

OBITUARIES

Marion Kunkel

thumb

Marion Sue Kunkel, 74, Olathe, formerly of Moran and Chanute, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016, at Good Samaritan Center of Olathe. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner. Visitation will follow the service. Cremation will follow with internment at... [More]

Donald VanDam

thumb

Donald L. VanDam, 85, Topeka, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016. He was born Feb. 15, 1931, in LaHarpe, to James and Opal Fulkerson VanDam.  Don was employed at Mitchell Motor Co. in Iola before going to the Marine Corps in Barstow, Calif. After the military, he worked... [More]

Doris Robertson

thumb

Former Iolan Doris Wolf Mitchell Robertson, 90, Eudora, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Celebration of her life will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Moran, with burial following in the Fairview Cemetery, Mildred. Memorial contributions may be... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Museum celebrates unsung heroes

thumb

FORT SCOTT — There are countless heroes overlooked by the history books, Lowell Milken said Tuesday. Through an ever-growing network of educators and now millions of students, those unsung heroes are being discovered on a daily basis. “People and events previously... [More]

County hears budget requests

thumb

With budget season upon them, Allen County commissioners heard requests, and justifying presentations, from the District Court and Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center. District Court support was pegged at $381,458 for 2017, less than 2015 but a touch more than 2016. The mental... [More]

IPD detective to speak at Memorial Day service

thumb

Jared Froggatte, a detective with the Iola Police Department and a candidate for Allen County Sheriff, will deliver the keynote address at Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony at Highland Cemetery. Froggatte, rural Iola, served in the Army’s 25th Infantry Division from... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Humboldt’s Sellman caps freshman season at state

thumb

SALINA — Humboldt’s Ryan Sellman capped his stellar freshman campaign in style by shooting an 86 in the 3A State Tournament in Salina. “It was very cool, because some people never get to go to state and I had the privilege to go,” Sellman said. Sellman... [More]

Wildcats take fourth

thumb

TIPTON — Yates Center golf coach Kevin Barnes began the day on Monday with a nervous feeling, not just because his team was preparing to participate in the state tournament, but also because it appeared the weather may prevent his team from playing. “Monday’s... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription