Share |

Patsy Sigg McGowan

Patsy Ruth Sigg McGowan, 78, Iola, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Iola Nursing Center.
Patsy was born Sept. 11, 1934, in Iola, the daughter of James Frederick and Bertha Madlyn (Dunton) Weeks. She graduated from Iola High School.
On May 30, 1955, Patsy married Don Sigg and they made their home in Iola. They later divorced. In 1992 she married James McGowan. He preceded her in death in 2010.
She is survived by four children, Janice Carroll and husband Mark, Pratt, Donnie Sigg, Kansas City, Dennis Sigg, Eunice, N.M., and Scottie Sigg, Salina; one brother, James Weeks, Humboldt; three sisters, Peggy Carnahan, Gas, Laura Turner, Chanute, and Jean Byrum, Sheldon, Mo.; three grandchildren Daniel Potter, Kristi Holland and Freddy Sigg; and two great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Khloe Holland.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Simmons.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Catholic Church, Iola.
Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John’s Catholic Church.
Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorial choice is Allen County Hospice and may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel. Iola.
Online condolences for the family may be left at


John Robertson


John Robertson died unexpectedly in his sleep on Nov. 27, 2015 at his home in Newton.He was born on June 20, 1956, in Romeo, Mich. to John and Ruth (Pingle) Robertson.John married Karen Anne Meyers on April 22, 1978 in Royal Oak, Mich. They were married 37 years prior to his... [More]

Rex Piesker


Rex J. Piesker, 75, Greenville, Wis., went to his heavenly home on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, at Appleton Medical Center. He was born Dec. 1, 1939 in Elk City, son of the late John and Fannie (Owen) Piesker. Rex graduated in 1957 from Elsmore High School in Elsmore. He proudly served... [More]

Matt Oberzan


Matthew Joseph “Matt” Oberzan, 42, Joplin, passed away Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at his home, due to an accident in the garage while working on one of his classic cars.Matt was born on April 23, 1973 in Columbus, the son of Joseph and Jeanette (Graham) Oberzan. Matt... [More]

More Obituaries


School concerts fill Bowlus calendar


Holiday music takes center stage starting tonight at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center.In all, the Bowlus will host eight concerts over the next 15 days from either USD 257 schools or Allen Community College. Admission is free of charge to all.The events:— The Iola High School... [More]

30-year waitress hangs up her apron


Audrey Wagner figured she’d share some laughs, memories and more than a few tears with her customers Monday.She was right.“It’s been very emotional,” she said, midway through her final shift. “I’ve been crying off and on most of the day.”Wagner,... [More]

New pastor finds dream come true in Iola


If such a thing as a pureblood Presbyterian exists, Iola’s First Presbyterian Church has found one in their new pastor, Linda Whitworth-Reed.  Though ordained only within the last decade, her roots travel deep into the bedrock of that tradition: Her father was a Presbyterian... [More]

More News

AP Video


All-Pioneer League Team features several Mustangs


The Iola High football program may have failed its team goal of making the playoffs, but the Mustangs were rewarded on an individual basis when the All-Pioneer League Team was announced this week.Five Mustangs made either the All-Pioneer League First or Second Team while three... [More]

IMS girls basketball results


IMS 8th grade results The Iola Middle School eighth-grade girls basketball team hosted Independence on Monday night.The Ponies’ A team lost, 20-18 in overtime.Elysia Kunkler recorded a team-high 10 points. She also added six rebounds.Kelsey Morrison and Nissa Fountain... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription