Share |

Louis Jackson Jr.

thumb

Louis S. Jackson Jr. (Bob), 87, stepped into eternity on Aug. 9, 2013.
He was born in Perris, Calif. on Dec. 5, 1925, the son of Louis S. and Olga Marie (Smith) Jackson, Sr.
He joined the Navy in 1942 at age 17 so he could serve his country as his brothers were doing. He was a Gunner’s mate on the USS Minneapolis and fought in the Pacific theater in World War II. Upon discharge from the Navy in 1945, he came to Chelsea, where his parents had purchased a homestead. He and his brothers joined them in farming and ranching.
In August 1946, he obtained the title of “Colonel” from the American School of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa. He started his career at the Sale Barn on Jones Street in El Dorado, and soon was operating his own auctions. He married Verla L. Davis Sept. 18, 1948, in El Dorado and they were devoted to one another for more than 64 years. They lived in the Chelsea area until 1978 when they moved to El Dorado. They worked side by side in the Jackson Auction and Real Estate business. He was a Realtor from 1969 until retirement.
In retirement he stayed active in ranching and auctioneering, which included his guest appearance on the opening day of the new El Dorado Livestock Auction Barn. He was honored to be asked to sell the first ring of cattle that day, and thoroughly enjoyed the moment. Little did he know that he would finish his auction career at the same place he started.
He left his family a lifetime of love and devotion, his wife Verla L. (Davis); children, Marilyn McElroy (Earl), Wichita, Casey Jackson, El Dorado, Shelley Lauber (Rick) Iola; grandchildren Dette (McElroy) Longman, Westminster, Colo., Chris McElroy, Tulsa, Okla., McKayla (Miller) Haskins, Olathe, Cameron Miller, Overland Park, Kiesha (Lauber) Richenburg, St. Paul, and Alicia (Lauber) Hasselby, Overland Park; 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death are his parents Louis S. Jackson Sr. and Olga M. (Smith), brothers, James C. Jackson, Joseph C. Jackson and sister Helen C. Evans.
Services were Aug. 14 at the First Christian Church in El Dorado. Memorials may be given to the Chelsea Volunteer Fire Department or the American Heart Association.

OBITUARIES

Marilyn Prock

thumb

Marilyn E. Prock, 61, Iola, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the University of Kansas Medical Center.Marilyn was born March 13, 1953, in Iola, the daughter of Lewis Rivers and Betty Arleene (Estep) Howland. The Howland family lived in several states following the aircraft industry... [More]

Claudine Coy

thumb

Nelma Claudine (Keel) Coy, 85, passed away at her home in Humboldt Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Claudine was born in Dover, Tenn., on Oct. 4, 1929, the daughter of Claude and Maggie (Stafford) Keel. She was raised in Dover and attended school there before the family relocated to... [More]

Lance Townsley

thumb

Iola native Lance Townsley, 58, Lamar, Mo., who still has several family members in Iola and Allen County, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at his home.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar, where the family will receive friends from 1 o’clock... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Willing to serve: Citizens file for seats

thumb

Several races developed for seats on governing bodies through Allen County before the noon Tuesday filing deadline, including two for Iola City Council positions. The city-school spring election will be on April 7.In Iola, all four incumbents filed for re-election, while newcomers... [More]

Kansas courts budget deal in works

thumb

A $3.6 million shortfall in the Judiciary Branch’s budget could shut courtrooms across the state before June 6 if additional monies aren’t found, although a potential solution is near.Allen County District Judge Daniel Creitz told the Register Tuesday he was “cautiously... [More]

Hospital aesthetics front and center

thumb

Hospital trustees agreed to pay Murray Construction $45,000 for repair work done recently to the new Allen County Regional Hospital. The stone exterior has had some issues as well as interior walls facing east, said David Wright, an architect and president of Hospital Facilities... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Lady Cubs fend off Yates Center in 45-41 win

thumb

YATES CENTER — A last-ditch effort by Yates Center High’s girls basketball team wasn’t enough to get the win against the Humboldt Lady Cubs on Friday. Humboldt escaped with a 45-41 victory.“We didn’t play our style of basketball tonight. Even when... [More]

Cubs tame Yates Center 66-39

thumb

YATES CENTER — Despite the 66-39 victory, Humboldt High’s coach David Taylor thought his team could have done better on defense and grabbing rebounds.“We were sloppy. I thought at times we played a little bit selfish. We tried to do too much stuff on the dribble,”... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription