Edgar “Bud” Dean Beecher, 73, passed away at his home in Yates Center on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.
Bud was born Sept. 17, 1939, the son of Edgar A. and Clara (Bode) Beecher in El Reno, Olka. Bud grew up in Okarche, Okla., attending Okarche Schools and eventually graduating from Okarche High School. During high school Bud began farming with his father. After Bud graduated from high school he then entered the U.S. Navy which he served for three years. Shortly after his time in the Navy Bud met Karen (Pate) in Oklahoma and after three months of being together they were married Feb. 2, 1962, in Oklahoma City, Okla. The couple spent their early years in Oklahoma; having four children, Deanna, Debbie, Dustene and Dale, before settling in Yates Center. After moving to Yates Center the couple was blessed with their youngest child, Daryl. Around 1987 Bud decided to quit farming and began raising cattle. After Bud had his time with the cattle he began to drive a truck, which was a most-loved occupation and hobby up until the end.
Edgar was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt. In the past he served on the Woodson County Fair Board and Extension Council; he was also a 4-H Beef Leader and at one time was Woodson County’s Kansas Livestock Association President. In 1961 Edgar was presented with the American Farmer Award. Edgar was known to be a hard worker and often called working his occupation and hobby. He and his wife Karen were blessed with 51 wonderful years of marriage and five children. He will be missed.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Jan. He is survived by his wife Karen (Pate), Yates Center; his children, Deanna (Stevens) Johnson, Yates Center, Debbie Stevens, Edmond, Okla., Dustene (Beecher) Weston and husband Rick, Yates Center, Dale Beecher and significant other Stacey Murrell, Iola, and Daryl Beecher and wife Aileen, Yates Center; his grandchildren, Mike Rollings, Shawna Johnson, Josh Weston, Jessica Rollings, Dallyn Beecher and Shandell Byerly; his great-grandchildren, Rhylan Altman, Jordynn Swartz and Cache Rollings; also one sister, Maxine Masquelier and husband Bob of Kingfisher, Okla.; as well as many other relatives and friends.
Memorial services for Bud were today at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt. Inurnment will follow in Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center. The family met with friends the evening prior to the service, Tuesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home, Yates Center.
Memorials are suggested to the “Friends For Life” of Yates Center, or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Youth Group, Humboldt and may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home P.O. Box 188 Yates Center, KS 66783.
Information may also be obtained by visiting jonescampbellfuneralhome.com.
Franklin Lee “Frankie” Keithly, Jr., 55, Iola, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Windsor Place.Frankie was born June 16, 1958, in Ulysses, the son of Franklin Lee and Doris (Bell) Keithly, Sr. He grew up in Iola and graduated from Iola High School in 1976.On June... [More]
Joan Sallee, 82, Iola, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Allen County Hospital.Joan was born Dec. 13, 1930, on a farm west of Humboldt, the daughter of Fred L. and Mary Inez (Wamsley) Dice Sr. She graduated from LaHarpe High School in 1948.On Nov. 24, 1949, Joan married... [More]
Vernon Leo Morrison, Jr., 56, Belle Plaine, formerly of Iola, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Survivors include his mother, Shirley (Wilson) Marr, and her husband, Phillip, Blanchard, Okla.Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Gas... [More]
LaHARPE — Clean-up work scheduled in LaHarpe Saturday was cut a little short by heavy rain that afternoon.But, “we were about ready to quit by the time it started to rain. We were all getting tired,” said Debbie Bearden with a smile.The weekend project culminated... [More]
Due to changes in the way the state distributes funds, Allen Community College's scholarship program is losing traction as an incentive for growth. Prior to 2008, the state of Kansas released funds to ACC based on the amount of credit-hours per year a college enrolled. The more... [More]
As the Grace Lutheran Church’s Vacation Bible School ended its first day Monday, shouts filled the sanctuary.“Go tell it on the mountain,” Kim Kristalyn, VBS director, said.Kids replied back with shouts, “That Jesus Christ is Lord!”Grace Lutheran... [More]
Remnants of a weekend series of storms washed away Iola Recreation Department baseball and softball games Monday evening at Riverside Park.Officials should have the games rescheduled soon.
While the calendar still says June, Doug Kerr’s thoughts have shifted to autumn.The Iola High football coach announced three upcoming camps for football players of all ages.A free camp for high schoolers will run July 15-19.A quarterback camp runs July 24 and 25, and will... [More]