Share |

James Creason

mugshot

James Lee Creason, 87, of Iola passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at his home.
He was born on the family farm Aug. 16, 1925, the third son of William C. and Glessie M. (Turner) Creason. He attended North Maple Grove Grade School and Iola High School.
He was in the Navy from 1943 to 1946. He married Glenda June Wynn Oct. 27, 1946. They resided in Iola until moving to California in 1952. He worked at the Alameda Naval Air Station as an electrician. Later he worked for Otis Elevator in San Francisco, Calif. In 1963, they moved to Kansas City, Kan., to be closer to family. He was able to transfer from San Francisco to Dover Elevator in Kansas City.
In 1969 they purchased a peach orchard in Kansas City, which they ran for 20 years. He worked for Government Services Administration as an elevator mechanic and inspector until he retired in 1987. In 1992 they moved to Tightwad, Mo., where they spent a lot of time fishing. They eventually returned to their hometown of Iola in 1995.
He spent a lot of time at the senior center playing his favorite card game of pitch. He and his brother Clifford cut a lot of wood for their fireplaces.
His wife survives, as do two sons, Jim and his wife, Melissa, of Iola, and a granddaughter, Ashley Wood, of Overland Park, and Bill and his wife, Jennifer, and their son, Max, of Overland Park; two stepchildren, Michael Williams, Olathe, and Whitney Williams of Denver, Colo. Also surviving are a sister, Beverly Hefner, of Mt. Grove, Mo., and a brother, Bob, and his wife, Jill, of Paola; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Three sisters, Erma Saling, Wilma Gregg and Reba Wilkins, and two brothers, Clifford and Raymond Creason, preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Iola.
Burial is in Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorials may be left to Allen County Hospice or Iola Senior Meal Center.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

OBITUARIES

Lelia Damron

thumb

Lelia G. “Granny” Damron, 75, Garnett, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at her home in Garnett.She was born Dec. 23, 1941, in Iola. Lelia was the third of seven children born to Roy Vernon McHaley and Nellie Augusta (Ringer) McHaley. She grew up in... [More]

Lucretia Callahan

thumb

Lucretia Cowan Callahan, 55, Iola, formerly of Sallisaw, Okla., died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Iola.  She was born April 1, 1961, in Sallisaw, the daughter of Clara Maier Cowan and A.M. Walter Cowan. She married Kendall Callahan on March 5, 1982 in Sallisaw. Mrs. Callahan... [More]

Allen Baker

thumb

Allen R. Baker, 72, Muskogee, Okla.,, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at the Springs in Muskogee.He was born March 21, 1944, in Iola, to Merrill W. and Louise Ruth Baker. He grew up in Iola and graduated from Iola High School. He served in the U.S. Navy.He is survived by his companion... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

New group sought to take over Melvin Run

thumb

A new set of organizers is being sought for the annual Charley Melvin Mad Bomber Run For Your Life.Thrive Allen County announced Friday that it and Allen County Crime Stoppers are giving up the reins of southeast Kansas’ largest 5K run and 3K walk.“While the Mad Bomber... [More]

THOSE WERE THE DAYS: Mildred’s colorful past shared

thumb

In the spring of 1907, a stranger approached John Winterbottom as he was planting corn on his farm in the upper part of Osage Township. The man asked Winterbottom if he’d be willing to part with his land, which lay just east of the Katy Railroad. For the right price, Winterbottom... [More]

Mill Power — Plant serves at outlet for non-GMO soybean producers

thumb

MORAN — Things are changing quickly at what used to be the old Klein Tools plan north of Moran. Sometime by early February, Elliott Protein & Oil’s newest apparatus, a state-of-the-art soybean extruder — an Insta-Pro Press — will be online. Shortly... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Mustangs’ toughness cements win

thumb

BURLINGTON — A third-place finish is never the Mustangs’ goal when they begin a tournament, but knowing that the Burlington Invitational was so loaded this season that the seventh-place game featured Burlington and Prairie View — two top-ten ranked squads —... [More]

Short-handed Fillies get win over Buffalos

thumb

BURLINGTON — In Saturday’s Register, this reporter wrote that without senior Sydney Wade in the line-up, the Fillies were without their alpha dog and that contributed to a loss against Rock Creek. I don’t know if Iola senior Toni Macha read the paper before... [More]

More Sports

Subscribe or Renew
Chronicles of Allen County
Register Online Edition