Jimmie Lee Stroud, 64, Moran, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at his home.
He was born Dec. 30, 1948, in Gross, the son of Joe and Lovena (Nicholles) Stroud. He graduated from Girard High School and attended one year of welding school in Fort Scott.
In Jim’s words, “as growing up, I loved to play fast pitch softball; there wasn’t anyone anywhere that could play short-stop like me. I was always an all-star ’til I threw my shoulder out in 1967.”
Jim married Marilyn Baker on Feb. 28, 1968, in Walnut. This union was blessed with two children, Rob and Traci Stroud.
In 1977, he was offered a position in Iowa, at Sohigro as a manager to get the plant up and running. This expanded to a position in Iola at Sohigro in 1980. Through the years, the name changed to Terra, which is now owned by AgChoice, owned by MFA. Jim and Marilyn made their home on a farm in Moran, raising their family.
He loved to hunt and fish. Jim’s life was his children and grandchildren, along with his two girls, Lilly Mae and Littlebit. He always had his family with him showing them the passion and respect of the outdoors. Jim enjoyed gardening and mowing the yard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Lovena Stroud; daughter Traci Stroud Krouse; and brother, Bill Stroud.
Jim is survived by his wife, Marilyn; son, Rob and wife Angela, Moran; mother-in-law, Cleta Jean Baker, Hepler; son-in-law, Tim Krouse, Gardner; three grandchildren, Alisa Stroud and Kaleb Stroud, Moran; and Steffen Krouse, Gardner; great-granddaughter, Taygen Stroud; sister, Shirley Weber and husband Jim, Joplin, Mo., two brothers, John Stroud and wife Dianne, Hepler, and Danny Stroud and wife Loretta, Arkansas.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Moran. Burial will follow in Hepler Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 o’clock tonight at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
Online condolences can be sent to www.feuerbornfuneral.com.
Dwight R. Clum, 73, formerly of Hiawatha, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Maple Wood Alzheimer Special Care Center in Springfield, Mo.Dwight was born April 15, 1941, in Chanute, the son of Walter D. and Velda Luella (Negley) Clum. He grew up in Humboldt and graduated from... [More]
Tina Marie LaCrone, 49, Neosho Falls, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Windsor Place Nursing Center in Iola. She was born Sept. 4, 1964 in Iola, the daughter of Donald L. and Rena E. (Kratz) LaCrone.She grew up in the Neosho Falls area. Tina worked as a nurse’s aide in... [More]
Vivian D. Ross, 80, Manhattan, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community Sloan House.She was born Nov. 20, 1933, in Iola, the daughter of James and Alice (McClarnan) LeValley, and had been a Manhattan resident since the early 1950s.Vivian graduated... [More]
CHANUTE — Time has smoothed out dissent to the Vietnam War. Close to 1,000 people flooded Santa Fe Park here Saturday morning to recognize Vietnam veterans.About 150 were honored with Kansas Vietnam War medals and medallions.In a prelude to the recognition ceremony, Gene... [More]
Sarah Gonzalez does not remember the seizure. She has no memory of the moment when she almost died.“I wasn’t conscious, I wasn’t breathing,” Gonzalez said.Gonzalez had two very fortunate things on her side that day: her husband Nick was there and he knew... [More]
While her garden is far from being the largest in Iola, Patty Harris may have the most efficient.In about 20 containers squeezed in behind her Cedarbrook apartment in north Iola, Harris has planted a wide range of vegetables — tomatoes, yellow squash, green beans, onions,... [More]
There is more than one way to exercise in the water than just to swim. The isometric water exercise class wrapped up its first week at the municipal pool. Starting today, it will run from 11 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until Aug. 15. The class meets all year... [More]
HUMBOLDT — The need for speed runs deep in Dylan Allen’s family. At Humboldt Speedway his grandfather, Wendell, and his father, John, already are legends and household names to most fans. Dylan joined his ancestors in the winner’s circle Friday, by nabbing his... [More]