Share |

Ramona Cox

Ramona M. (Marsh) Cox, 81, Lee’s Summit, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. She was born in Sheridan County on Feb. 15, 1932.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Emory Marsh and Mina (Timmons) Marsh; sisters Ruby Maxine Marsh, Sue Standifer, Clara Colgin and Mary Leech; brother Frank “Bud” Marsh; her grandchildren, Rachael Clark and Michael E. Cox Jr.; her daughter Carolyn J. (Cox) Tann, and their father, Walter E. Cox.
Ramona, Mona, Mom, Grandma and “GG,” she was our family’s glue.
Her family moved to Elsmore in 1936, moved to Kansas City/Lee’s Summit area in 1954 and has lived there ever since. She retired from AT&T in 1990. She was a member of the Lee’s Summit Christian Church. She was an avid book reader, novels and history were her favorites and also enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles, loved collecting miniature pitchers, she adored butterflies and humming birds, crocheting and quilting were some of her hobbies. She volunteered her time at both AT&T Pioneer and John Knox Thrift Stores. She was a dedicated Kansas City Royals fan. She held season tickets for 35 years. Go Royals!!
She loved her family more than words can express. She will be sadly missed by her sons Steven W. Cox, Lee’s Summit, Mo., Michael E. Cox (Glenice), Castle Rock, Colo., and daughter Barbara J. Termes (Bill), Whitewood, S.D.; son-in-law Everett Tann, Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, Walt Marsh (Jacque), Lakin, Donald Wayne Marsh (Freda), Pineville, Mo.; two sisters, Blanche Rose, Wichita, Barbara Plumb (Ray), Sandy, Ore.; one sister-in-law Shirley Marsh, Cheyenne, Wyo.; nine grandchildren, Starr Cox and her mother Sherrie Cox, Kristi and Angie Cox and their mother Rhonda Cox, Brandy Clark, Becky Everett (Josh), Erin Rathbun, Matthew Rathbun, Bill Termes (Alicia) and Amy Termes (Kevin); 11 great-grandchildren, Nikita, Caleb, Harrison, Amara, Alira, Coty, Jamie, Devin, Kristen, Grace, Elise; two great-great-grandchildren, Edmund and Scarlett and many special family and friends.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. on March 15 at the Langsford Funeral Home, Lee’s Summit.  Memorial services will follow at 11 a.m. Following the service lunch will be served at the Lee’s Summit Christian Church. Burial will be at a later date in Moran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc 1501 NW 9th Ave., Bob Hope Rd., Miami, Fla., 33136-1494.


Jimmy Jones


Iola native Jimmy Jones, 70, Salina, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ryan Mortuary, Salina.    Memorials are suggested to the Salina Animal Shelter or Hospice of Salina, in care of Ryan Mortuary, Salina.

Robert McHaley


Robert E. McHaley, 72, Paola, passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at the Miami County Medical Center in Paola.He was born April 22, 1944, the son of Roy Vernon McHaley and Nellie Augusta (Rinninger) McHaley. Robert grew up and attended schools in Iola.He was united in marriage... [More]

Tom Huston


Thomas “Tom” C. Huston, 92, Kincaid, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Kincaid-Selma United Methodist Church, Kincaid, with burial following in the Kincaid Cemetery.  Family will greet friends one hour... [More]

More Obituaries


Twain’s tidbits shared with local audience


Death proved no snag to the man, Mark Twain, who made a special appearance at the Iola Public Library Tuesday night. Shuffling up to the podium-stage, wearing an all-white Stacy Adams suit, a satin cravat bundled under his chin, clutching a pipe and casting a quizzical look... [More]

Feeding the hungry


The Kansas Food Bank: Helping the hungry since 1984. That’s what Debi Kreutzman, community relations manager of the organization, told Iola Rotarians Thursday — in more detail. At last count, 15.5 percent of Allen Countians were food insecure, or about 2,000 of... [More]

HANGING IT UP: Coffields ready for retirement


Glenn and Mary Coffield are anticipating their pending retirement with equal parts anticipation and excitement, with a few tinges of bittersweet emotion.All the while, Iola is losing another downtown retail fixture.Town & Country Western & Casual Wear, the Coffields’... [More]

More News

AP Video


Mustangs dismantle Bulldogs in second half


GARNETT — Nothing was working for the Iola High early on. Senior quarterback Ben Cooper, whose arm had led the team a victory a week ago, was not sharp. The defense was giving up big chucks of yardage to Anderson County star running back Kyle Lamb and each time the Bulldogs... [More]

EARNING A SPOT: With a win, Mustangs can punch a playoff ticket


The Iola Mustangs have the opportunity to give their coach something he hasn’t had yet in his five years at the school.A postseason berth.Iola has been close, especially the past two seasons with season-ending losses to Girard costing the team a spot each of the past two... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription