Share |

John Wagner Jr.

mugshot

John Wagner Jr. 81, LaHarpe, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Labette Health in Parsons.
John was born May 9, 1932, in Garnett, the son of John David and Violet Genelle (Hartman) Wagner. He grew up in Moran. John served in the U.S. Army 15th Inf. Regt. 3rd Div. during the Korean War, attaining the rank of Cpl. E4 and was awarded the United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal-w/1 Bronze Service Star, National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal and New Korean War Service Medal.
On Sept. 5, 1956, John married Eva L. Burton in Iola and over the years they have made their home in Iola, Moran and LaHarpe. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and diesel mechanic for Nelson Quarries for 57 years.
His memberships include Calvary United Methodist Church, LaHarpe Veterans of Foreign Wars, Iola American Legion, 40 et 8 and The Graybeards. John enjoyed gardening and raising flowers.
Survivors are his wife of 56 years, Eva Wagner; his five children, Jeanne Harles and husband, Will, Moran, Leon Wagner and significant other, Stacey Tate, Moran, Gary Wagner and significant other, Kelly Morrison, Iola, Janet Stafford and husband, Ron, Thayer, and Kevin Wagner and wife, Rachel, Hiattville; two brothers, Bill and Deliena Wagner, Hepler, and J.V. and Ila Wagner, Moran; one sister, Maxine Engle, Fort Scott; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren with another great-granddaughter on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws Bert W. and Goldie Florence (Creason) Burton, son Larry Dean Wagner, brother Melvin Dean Wagner and sister Florine Stewart.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvary United Methodist Church in Iola.
Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorials can be made to Calvary United Methodist Church or 40 et 8. Memorial gifts may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

OBITUARIES

Daniel D. Christy

thumb

Daniel D. Christy, 91, Iola, passed away Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at Windsor Place Nursing Center in Iola.Daniel Decatur Christy, the son of Daniel Phillip and Fay (Lingenfelter) Christy, was born Oct. 16, 1923, on the family farm in rural Coffey County. He graduated from Le Roy... [More]

Phyllis M. Loveland

thumb

Phyllis M. Loveland, 93, died Dec. 18, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. She was born Nov. 19, 1921, in LaHarpe, the daughter of Arthur and Dorothy Nicholas. She was active in 4-H Club and Extension work. She married Jewel E. Loveland on Dec. 28, 1941. They farmed for 15 years... [More]

Cathy Nelson

thumb

Cathy Darlene Nelson, 64, Iola, passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, while under hospice care at Windsor Place Care Home in Iola.Cathy was born Oct. 30, 1950, in Killeen, Texas, to Clay and Mary (Hester) Gill. Cathy was the oldest of seven children. Her father was a career Army... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

’Tis the season of giving

thumb

Samantha Larney’s dedication to community has paid off in more ways than one.Larney, who works for the H&R Block offices in Iola and Chanute, was named a recipient of the Henry W. Bloch National Award for Outstanding Community Service.The award brings with it a $5,000... [More]

Foundation still in need of funds

thumb

The Allen County Community Foundation remains in need of necessary funds to attract a $50,000 grant, organizers said Tuesday, and time is running short.Susan Michael, foundation director, told the Register the foundation has attracted about $80,000 in donations dedicated for... [More]

Sales tax collections on the rise

thumb

Allen County’s financial support of Allen County Regional Hospital indicates 2014 was a good year for local merchants.County commissioners adjusted their 2014 budget to provide up to $750,000 to the hospital from a quarter-cent countywide sales tax after being told collections... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Fillies comeback, but fall in overtime to Buffalos

thumb

  LACYGNE — Emma Piazza’s last second, halfcourt heave as time expired wasn’t enough to send the Fillies to double-overtime. Instead, Iola High lost to Prairie View 52-49 in a hard-fought — albeit sloppy at times — overtime contest on Thursday... [More]

Mustangs lose ‘emotionless’ game

thumb

LACYGNE — The Mustangs played a good first quarter, but quickly fell behind to lose at Prairie View 55-35 Thursday night. “I know that we weren’t really good,” coach Bill Peeper said. “It was kind of an emotionless, energy-less, passionless game.... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription