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

Carol Newman

thumb

Carol Ann Newman, 61, Moran, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at Olathe Medical Center. She was born Oct. 5, 1955, in Kansas City, Mo., to Glenn and Florence (Runkle) Nichols. She lived in Kansas City until she was a teenager and was active in 4-H growing up. As a child, she... [More]

Kendall Ashford

thumb

Kendall Hubert Ashford, 92, Iola, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Windsor Place in Iola.Kendall was born Aug. 9, 1924, in Iola to Henry Tully and Anna Estelle (Smith) Ashford. He graduated from Iola High School in May 1942 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in June 1943. He served... [More]

Floyd Ladd

thumb

Floyd Leo Ladd, 92, Humboldt, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at the Hospice House in Olathe.Floyd was born Dec. 6, 1924, the son of Ennis and Alta Ladd, at their home southwest of Humboldt. He grew up attending Mound Valley grade school in Woodson County and... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Care with wind farm contracts urged

thumb

MORAN — A handful of farmers were warned here Tuesday evening to explore fully before signing any contract that proposed use of their land for wind farm turbines.“I hope you are here ahead” of signing a contract, said Roger A. McEowen, Kansas Farm Bureau professor... [More]

Hitting the high notes

thumb

More than 200 high school musicians descended upon Marmaton Valley High School Wednesday for the Three Rivers League Music Festival. All-league concert band and choir students performed a 30-minute concert for the public at the conclusion of the festival. At top left, Marmaton... [More]

Spring has sprung at Elm Creek Community Garden

thumb

The recent spell of warm weather has given Val McLean spring fever.He’s hoping the fever spreads to gardeners far and wide.McLean, who owns the property that serves as home for the Elm Creek Community Garden in the 700 block of South First Street, is accepting plot orders... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Red Devils sweep Braves on busy day

thumb

Allen Community College’s athletic teams were spread all through Kansas and Missouri on Wednesday, but the top highlight came from right here in Iola where the Red Devil softball team swept Ottawa University’s junior varsity.The games presented a good chance to get... [More]

Fillies’ freshmen use hot start to beat Eagles

thumb

WELLSVILLE — In Wednesday’s Iola Register, the score of the Fillies’ freshmen game at Wellsville was incorrect.The Fillies defeated the Eagles 34-30, in large part due to a 17-0 spurt to start the game.The Eagles answered that with a 14-2 run to tighten the... [More]

More Sports

Subscribe or Renew
Chronicles of Allen County
Register Online Edition