Share |

Ida Wilson

mugshot

Ida Mae Wilson, 87, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, in Iola. Ida was born in Chickasha, Okla., but lived most of her adult life in Oklahoma City. She had various jobs over the years, but her favorites were waitressing and working at Tinker Air Force Base as a personal secretary.
Ida loved nature and beauty. She would plan her backyard gardens every year by drawing a diagram of the yard and her flower beds, and then planning which flowers and colors to use until it was just right and then she would plant. Birds were another passion, and she would sit and observe the birds for hours. Her keen eye for color and detail helped her to china paint many birds and flowers into award winning pieces at the Oklahoma State Fair. She also hand made porcelain dolls, from painting them to dressing them exquisitely, and the final results were award winners at the Oklahoma State Fair, too. She was very talented and artistic.
She loved adventure, and the adventure she was most proud of was when she made a tandem skydive at age 70. She had the video to prove it, and would happily share it with everyone.
Her final years were spent at Windsor Place in Iola, where she was treated with incredible kindness and compassion. She befriended the staff and the occupants, and they all talked about her great sense of humor, her ability to make them laugh, and her love of dancing. Windsor Place made it comfortable for her, so that she spent most days on the patio drinking her coffee, smoking, and observing the birds and flowers that she loved so much.
Ida is preceded in death by her three sisters, Billie Gates, Mohota Siegle, and Lucille Douglas. She is survived by her daughter Cynthia Neal (Dan) and her son Rory “Rusty” Maxwell (Debbie); three grandchildren, Shannon Carey, Jeremy Neal, and Sarah Trevino (Matt); five great-grandchildren, Jeff Doty (Crystal), Tadd Doty, Laura Carey, Lacey Carey and Kinsey Trevino; five great-great-grandchildren, Madyson, Claire, Cameron, Cole, and Jeff; numerous nieces and nephews and her “family” at Windsor Place.
Cremation has taken place.
Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, assisted the family.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

OBITUARIES

Robert Reynolds

thumb

Robert Curtis Reynolds passed away on Sunday afternoon, June 19, 2016 at Grand Strand Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, S.C.   He is survived by a daughter, Ellen Reynolds (Debbie Shiflett), Monroe, N.C.; a son, Curt (Katie) Reynolds, Fort Collins, Colo.; a grandson, Jake Reynolds,... [More]

Juanita Dunlap

thumb

D. Juanita Dunlap, 88, Iola, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Allen County Regional Hospital. Juanita was born Feb. 5, 1928, in Aldrich, Mo., the daughter of Earnest and Dorothy (Cole) Hamilton. She was raised in Springfield, Mo., where she graduated from high school in... [More]

LaDelle Cunningham

thumb

LaDelle Mavis Carlson Cunningham died Wednesday, June 15, 2016. LaDelle was born Oct. 28, 1923, the daughter of Eric and Julia (Swanson) Carlson in Elsmore. She attended Country School near Elsmore before graduating from Elsmore High School in 1941. LaDelle graduated from the... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Appreciating Humboldt’s history

thumb

HUMBOLDT – Late one afternoon 30 years ago Bob Adams checked lights and locks in his downtown variety store, looked at the black-faced clock with Ben Franklin splashed across the top in white, and walked out of the store for the last time. Retirement was his, after selling... [More]

‘Rock Around the Block’ knocks socks off

thumb

Drenched in a nostalgia for the 1950s — think hula hoops, poodle skirts and hot rods; think bouffants, bobby socks and beatniks — Allen Summer Youth Theatre’s production of “Rock Around the Block” plunges the audience into the innocent world of Louise’s... [More]

Trail celebration Saturday

thumb

Two years of groundwork from volunteers — supplied by a Healthy Living grant from the Kansas Health Foundation — have led to one of the area’s most remarkable trail systems. Organizers will celebrate the opening of the Lehigh Portland Trails with a ribbon-cutting... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Iola stars prepare for next step of their careers

thumb

Familiarity played a huge role in Iola High graduates Keanan Badders and Ashlie Shields’ decisions to continue their playing careers by staying local and play for Allen Community College.  Badders will join Clint Stoy’s baseball program, while Shields will be... [More]

Kunkler uses summer to continue polishing track skills

thumb

Elysia Kunkler, who will enter Iola High School as a freshman in the fall, is “high stepping” her way to the medal stand this summer. Kunkler, 14, will compete at a regional track meet in Lawrence Saturday and Sunday as a member of the Norman (Okla.) High Steppers,... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription