Ethel Jane (Dodge) Works, rural Humboldt, died peacefully Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Iola at the age of 96.
She was born Dec. 10, 1916, in Manhattan, the daughter of William P. and Faith A. (Cooper) Dodge.
Jane graduated from Manhattan High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Kansas State Agricultural College (now Kansas State University) in 1940. In 1942 she married George H. Works, who preceded her in death in 1980.
Jane and George, together with George’s brother, Jack (John R. Works), ran a successful farming operation west of Humboldt. In 1966, Jane and George were named Kansas Master Farm Homemaker and Kansas Master Farmer, respectively.
Jane was an active member of the Humboldt community. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Hoe and Hope Garden Club, South Logan EHU, and was a 66-year member of Chapter AM of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She had been an active member of the Allen County Farm Bureau, St. Joseph’s Altar Society, Humboldt Historical Society, Humboldt Music Club, Allen County Community College Endowment Association, several local bridge clubs, and was a 4-H leader for many years.
She is survived by her five children and their spouses: Bob (Tami) Works, Lincoln, Neb., Ginny (Jeff) Petersen, Morgantown, W. Va., Joe (Jane) Works, Humboldt, Dick (Karen) Works, Humboldt, and Fred (Judy) Works, Iola; 11 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. She also is survived by her sister, Mildred Erickson, Freeland, Wash.; her brother-in-law and wife, Charles and Mary Works, Gloucester, Mass.; sister-in-law, Anna Mae (Weilert) Works, Humboldt; three nephews, six nieces and their families.
Besides her husband and parents, Jane was preceded in death by two brothers and spouses, Robert and Sue Dodge and Dick and Doris Dodge, brother-in-law John R. (Jack) Works and his spouses Mary Ruth (Vanskike) Works and Marguerite (McAdam) Works, and brother-in-law, M.L. Erickson.
Family was very important to Jane, and she made sure throughout her lifetime that her family members got together frequently, and that the history of the family was preserved. She was proud of her pioneer ancestors.
Funeral plans are pending. Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel in Iola is handling arrangements. Donations may be made in her memory to the Friends of Allen County 4-H.
Online condolences may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
Cleo Lorraine Holmes Webber, 89, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 27, 2015, after an extended illness.She was born on July 23, 1926, in Independence, to Paul Leroy Holmes and Bertha Spaulding Dillon Holmes.She graduated from Independence High School in 1944. Cleo... [More]
Calvin C. Christy, 87, Le Roy, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Windsor Place in Iola.Calvin Curtis Christy, the son of Daniel Phillip and Emma Faye Lingenfelter Christy, was born Feb. 3, 1928, near Burlington. He graduated from Le Roy High School in 1945.On Aug. 8, 1948,... [More]
Amanda Mae Rose was born Feb. 22, 1982, in Iola, to Kandy O’Brien Womelsdorf and J.D. Rose.She was raised by Kandy and Kevin Womelsdorf, her “Daddy.”Amanda and Brandon Allen were so in love and they left this world together Saturday, July 25, 2015.She leaves... [More]
Property owners in USD 257 are being asked to spend more when they pay their tax bills.At a special USD 257 meeting Wednesday night the board approved for publication its 2015-16 spending plan, which calls for a 4.7-mill increase.The district plans to support its operating budget... [More]
It’s been open to the public for the past 19 months, and now Allen County Regional Hospital is nearly fully complete.At their regular meeting Tuesday, the hospital’s board of trustees unanimously approved paying Murray Company $80,000 of the final $105,000 they had... [More]
Tonight’s Allen County Fair 4-H and FFA Premium Livestock Auction isn’t just about the money.Youngsters who sell their animals will come away with some cash, but the sales also will be the end of a long journey that for most started with a young animal and involved... [More]
- Former Iolans killed in accident
- Council to discuss tougher cell phone rules
- Volunteers needed for meals programs
- County to provide meals
- City council to decide on one-ways, utility rates
- Search still on for kitchen site for meals
- SUMMERTIME TRADITION: Cool treats cap off games
- Commissioners OK changes to hospital demolition
COLBY — When Trent Latta allows zero earned runs and just two hits while racking up 10 strikeouts in a complete game effort on the mound, the Indians end up as the victor 99 out of 100 times.On Wednesday night, Iola found out how cruel the odds can be.The Colby Sluggers... [More]
The Sluggers, a 14-and-under traveling softball team comprised of players from Iola, Humboldt and Moran, brought home the OGSA Heartland World Series championship Sunday, but they did it the hard way. The Sluggers only lost once in the tournament, but it was in an early-round... [More]