Marlene Kay (Robinson) Connolly, 59, Iola, formerly of Fredonia, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at her daughter’s home in Iola.
She was born May 3, 1954 in Wichita, the daughter of Ivan and Carlyn (Jones) Robinson. Marlene was a 1973 graduate of Fredonia High School. Throughout the years, she worked in food service in several area hospitals.
On Jan. 1, 2002, in Iola, Marlene was united in marriage to Ray Connolly. He survives at their home.
Marlene was a member of First Baptist Church in Iola and was a former member of Bible Baptist Church in Fredonia. Marlene loved music and was an avid Elvis Presley fan and enjoyed collecting Elvis memorabilia.
In addition to her husband, Marlene’s survivors include her daughter, Stephanie Rutledge, Iola; son, Danny Stanturf, Lawrence; sisters, Cheryl Robinson, Ottawa, Brenda Roberts, Joplin, Mo., Karla Wadewitz, Ottawa and Julie Robinson, Augusta; and grandchildren, Brittney and Jacob, Iola.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, at the Bible Baptist Church with Pastor Jeremiah Baird and Pastor Mike Quinn officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Timmons Funeral Home. A memorial has been established in Marlene’s name with the American Cancer Society and can be sent to or left with Timmons Funeral Home. Words of condolence may be left at www.timmonsfuneralhome.com.
Timmons Funeral Home, P.O. Box 168, Fredonia, KS 66736 is in charge of arrangements.
Mary L. Martin, 77, Iola, passed away Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at her home.Mary was born Feb. 11, 1938, in Parsons, the daughter of James David and Dorothy Helen (Tomlinson) Murrow. She grew up in Iola and graduated from Iola High School in 1956.On Aug. 31, 1957, Mary married... [More]
Gro Gifford, 73, Garnett, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 at St. Luke’s South, Overland Park.Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett. Family will greet friends from 1 p.m. until the service time at... [More]
Jean Barr, 97, Garnett, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at Golden Heights, Garnett. Graveside memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Garnett Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church or to Garnett Library.You may... [More]
When Duane Bauer cut soybeans west of Elsmore a few days ago, they made 38 bushels to the acre. Generally, that’s not remarkable for beans, but in this case was because they were a short-season variety.“You don’t see that kind of yield but about every... [More]
Shelia Lampe, executive director at the Iola Area Chamber of Commerce, has resigned.Aileen Wilson, who worked under Lampe at the Chamber office in downtown Iola, confirmed Lampe’s resignation, but did not comment further.She could not immediately be reached for comment.Lampe... [More]
Russell Vallier was 25 when he first heard the call to the ministry. “I was sitting in the church choir near a fellow by the name of Jim Lovelace, who was my Sunday school teacher at Caney Methodist Church. The pastor that day called for someone anointed of God, and... [More]
In 2014, Iola picked up win No. 2 after eight games. The second victory of the season for coach Doug Kerr’s team was more of a end-of-the-year consolation prize than a potential turning point.On Friday, Kerr and his Mustangs earned win No. 2 with a 41-6 pounding of Central... [More]
RICHMOND — Iola High’s varsity boys cross country team took home a second-place finish at the Central Heights Invitational even without one of its top runners.Kendall Jay, who has been the Mustangs’ No. 2 runner this season, sat out of Thursday’s race... [More]