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.
Leonard S. Ford, 94, Humboldt, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at his home. He was born Aug. 19, 1920, in Missouri, the son of Bert and Zona (Stewart) Ford. He graduated from high school in Springfield, Mo. On Aug. 30, 1941, Leonard married Dorothy R. Moffitt. He joined the Signal... [More]
Beth Illeen Lundblade, Plano, Texas, passed away on Aug. 14, 2014. She was born June 9, 1930 near Iola to Harold and Hazel (Daniels) Remsberg. She graduated from Iola High School in 1948, attended Iola Junior College and later graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas... [More]
Dorrall Lee Jarred, 85, rural Humboldt, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Windsor Place Nursing Center in Iola. He was born June 10, 1929, in Altoona, the son of Roy L. and Nina Mae (Lawson) Jarred. He graduated from Moran High School in 1946 and farmed all his life. On May 22,... [More]
The gauntlet has been thrown.By Friday morning, a large chunk of the Iola High School population had been challenged to get icy wet — all for a good cause.The IHS Marching Mustangs took part Friday morning in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a Facebook-based fundraiser for... [More]
GARNETT — A well-heeled grassroots effort — fueled by the realization their old school had become an aging, inaccessible energy hog — led to overwhelming support of a new school here less than four years ago.Don Blome, USD 365 superintendent of schools, spoke... [More]
It didn’t take long for Sandy Moore to create a vision for the Allen Community College library.When Moore arrived in January as the new library director she took notes on how to boost students’ interest in the library.First off, Moore started a small DVD collection... [More]
Iola’s Recreation Department has recently reached out to its counterpart in Chanute for preliminary talks about combining the communities’ baseball and softball leagues next summer.“We were touching base with Chanute about playing games with them so that we... [More]
Rachel Janzen has been hired as an assistant coach for Allen Community College’s women’s basketball team. She comes to the Red Devils after a one-year stint as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Okla.“I was looking... [More]