Richard Lee Andres, 65, of Iola, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Lebo.
Richard was born Feb. 4, 1947, in rural Max, Neb., the son of Lyle Dean and Virginia Louise (Stokes) Andres. He grew up in the LaHarpe area and graduated from LaHarpe High School in 1965. In June of 1966, Richard began serving in the United States Navy as a Seabee in Vietnam.
On Feb. 10, 1968, Richard married Marilyn Ansell at LaHarpe. They made their home in Erie for six years before returning to Allen County where they have resided since then. Richard has worked for Nelson Quarries for 18 years and as a Bingo caller for 32 years.
He was a member of LaHarpe Christian Church, a lifetime member of the Iola American Legion where he was a financial officer for 14 years, the LaHarpe VFW where he was quartermaster for 25 years and 40 et 8.
Survivors are his wife of 44 years, Marilyn Andres; three children, Rhonda Thomas and husband, Thomas R. of Iola, Rodney Andres of Iola, and Richard “Rick” Andres and wife, Tiffany, of LaHarpe; three brothers, Ronald Andres and wife Trael, of Lufkin, Texas, Gene Andres and wife Rebecca of Pleasanton, and Leonard Andres and wife Pam, of Edgerton; two sisters, Phyllis McCullough and husband Cloude, of Elk City, and Joyce Foster and husband Mike, of Coffeyville; and 11 grandchildren and three great-grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother Connie Andres and his in-laws, Howard and Lillian Ansell.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, at LaHarpe City Hall (formerly the LaHarpe school).
Burial will be at LaHarpe Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the Richard L. Andres Memorial Fund and left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
Lelia G. “Granny” Damron, 75, Garnett, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at her home in Garnett.She was born Dec. 23, 1941, in Iola. Lelia was the third of seven children born to Roy Vernon McHaley and Nellie Augusta (Ringer) McHaley. She grew up in... [More]
Lucretia Cowan Callahan, 55, Iola, formerly of Sallisaw, Okla., died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Iola. She was born April 1, 1961, in Sallisaw, the daughter of Clara Maier Cowan and A.M. Walter Cowan. She married Kendall Callahan on March 5, 1982 in Sallisaw. Mrs. Callahan... [More]
Allen R. Baker, 72, Muskogee, Okla.,, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at the Springs in Muskogee.He was born March 21, 1944, in Iola, to Merrill W. and Louise Ruth Baker. He grew up in Iola and graduated from Iola High School. He served in the U.S. Navy.He is survived by his companion... [More]
A new set of organizers is being sought for the annual Charley Melvin Mad Bomber Run For Your Life.Thrive Allen County announced Friday that it and Allen County Crime Stoppers are giving up the reins of southeast Kansas’ largest 5K run and 3K walk.“While the Mad Bomber... [More]
In the spring of 1907, a stranger approached John Winterbottom as he was planting corn on his farm in the upper part of Osage Township. The man asked Winterbottom if he’d be willing to part with his land, which lay just east of the Katy Railroad. For the right price, Winterbottom... [More]
MORAN — Things are changing quickly at what used to be the old Klein Tools plan north of Moran. Sometime by early February, Elliott Protein & Oil’s newest apparatus, a state-of-the-art soybean extruder — an Insta-Pro Press — will be online. Shortly... [More]
- New group sought to take over Melvin Run
- THOSE WERE THE DAYS: Mildred’s colorful past shared
- Mill Power — Plant serves at outlet for non-GMO soybean producers
- McKinley boosts playground security system
- Murder suspect appears
- ACMAT town hall meeting Tuesday
- Murder charge filed in Iola woman’s death: Son accused
- Suspect in custody after local killing
BURLINGTON — A third-place finish is never the Mustangs’ goal when they begin a tournament, but knowing that the Burlington Invitational was so loaded this season that the seventh-place game featured Burlington and Prairie View — two top-ten ranked squads —... [More]
BURLINGTON — In Saturday’s Register, this reporter wrote that without senior Sydney Wade in the line-up, the Fillies were without their alpha dog and that contributed to a loss against Rock Creek. I don’t know if Iola senior Toni Macha read the paper before... [More]
- Mustangs’ toughness cements win
- Short-handed Fillies get win over Buffalos
- News & Notes: Trojans give Wildcats first loss of season
- Cubs’ Goodner takes championship in Eureka
- Amazing Rayce: Hoepker drops school-record 51 points in Cubs’ victory (MV boys and girls play)
- Independence rallies past Mustangs
- Fillies can’t find offense in loss
- Cubs rally for semifinal win