Share |

Diane Gowdy


Diane Gowdy, 64, Iola, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at her home.
Diane was born May 16, 1949, in Newton, the daughter of Melvin and Margaret Elizabeth (Olson) Dietrich, Jr. She grew up in Emporia and graduated from high school there.
On Aug. 30, 1969, she married Charley Gowdy and they made their home in Great Bend. Diane received a degree in education from Fort Hays State University and then taught a number of years in the Great Bend school system. They moved to Iola in 1996 and she taught at the Crossroads Learning Center. Charley preceded her in death on March 25, 2010, and she retired in May of 2010.
She was an avid reader and played the piano. She also enjoyed traveling, 4-wheeling in her Jeep and fishing. Purple was her favorite color.
Survivors are her two sons, Kurt Gowdy and wife, Miriam, Olathe, and Lynn Gowdy and wife, Donna, Bentonville, Ark.; two daughters, Marla Poston, Wichita, and Sherri Gowdy, Kinston, N.C.; one sister, DeLane Earegood and husband, David, Camdenton, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Gowdy, and a sister, Darlene.
Cremation has taken place.
Memorial services will be at 3:30 p.m., May 16, 2014, (her next birthday) at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Memorials may be made to Allen County Hospice or Susan G. Komen For The Cure Mid-Kansas. Memorial gifts may be left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola.
Online condolences for the family may be left at


Dan Ware Sr.


Daniel Ray “Dan” Ware, Sr. died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at his home in Iola, surrounded by the love of his family.Dan was born March, 12, 1951, in Wichita, the eldest son of Eleanor Mae Ware. He grew up in the Iola area where he attended schools. After high school... [More]

Paul Woodard


Paul L. Woodard passed away in Iola Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. He is survived by his sons Luke and Landon, and four grandchildren Berke, Ella, Gage and Crue. Paul worked for Kraft Foods for over 30 years in Oklahoma City and Kansas City. After retiring from Kraft, he moved to Iola.... [More]

Linda Bauer


Linda S. Bauer, 70, a long-time Erie resident, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. Her death was unexpected. She was born on June 2, 1945, in rural Erie, to Ewing and Beulah (Kinne) Showalter. She grew... [More]

More Obituaries


Rural Bronson home burns in Thanksgiving Day fire


BRONSON — The home of Maxine Dickerson, rural Bronson, was destroyed by fire Thursday.Volunteer firefighters from Moran and Bourbon County were called to the scene, although the house was fully engulfed by the time firefighters were summoned, the Allen County Sheriff’s... [More]

Passion for helping guides new pantry director


It started as a way to occupy her time.Deborah Sager had recently lost her husband to a car accident.Husband Jim’s death left Sager with twin boys, and uncertain of what lied ahead.“The kids were in school, so I really didn’t have anything to do,” Sager... [More]

Hospital appoints committee to study medical arts building


Building a medical arts building on hospital grounds is essential to the future of Allen County Regional Hospital, Tony Thompson, hospital CEO, told trustees at their meeting Tuesday night.Currently, visiting specialists attend patients at the facility located on the grounds... [More]

More News

AP Video


IMS wrestling results


The Iola Middle School wrestling team competed at the Parsons Middle School Invitational on Tuesday. Below are the results for the Ponies:74-78 - Damiean Dryden’s place is 4th and has scored 4.00 team points.Round 1 - Colton Seely (Chanute) won by fall over Damiean Dryden... [More]

Red Devils win 87-66


The Allen Community College men’s basketball team wrapped up the bulk of its non-conference schedule with an 87-66 victory over Labette Community College at home on Tuesday night.Jermaine Long was once again Allen’s leading point scorer after finishing the game with... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription