Share |

Steven Clear

mugshot

Steven Patrick Clear, 63, Iola, died peacefully at his home Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
Steven was born Oct. 4, 1950, in St. Cloud, Minn., the son of Walter Patrick and Fern Ruth (Lillestrand) Clear. The family moved to Iola in 1962. Steve graduated from Iola High School in 1969 and served in the U.S. Army before returning to Iola.
He married Barbara Burk and to this union had four children and later divorced.
Steve was baptized in  Wesley United Methodist Church and his memberships included the Iola American Legion and VFW.
Survivors are his life partner Barbara Wilson; four children, Mischelle Cragg, Sabetha, Dana Schmelzle and husband Clint, Seneca, Wyatt Clear, Rantoul, and Monica Clear, Girard; two step-children, Barbara S. Wilson, LaHarpe, and Ben Wilson, Olathe; his mother, Fern R. Heins, Neosho Rapids; one sister, Brenda Martin and husband, Mark, Neosho Rapids; 11 grandchildren and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church in Iola.
Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorials may be made to the Steven P. Clear Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date and left with the funeral home. To sign the guest book online go to www.iolafuneral.com.

OBITUARIES

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Brazee

thumb

Elizabeth May “Betty” (Parrish) Brazee, Overland Park, passed away Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park at the age of 100. Betty was born Feb. 4, 1916, in Fort Scott, to Harry Ellsworth and America Jane “Meckie” (Baker) Parrish.... [More]

Donald Franklin

thumb

Donald L. Franklin, 85, Frontenac, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at his residence in Frontenac. Donald was born Jan. 29, 1931, in Walnut, a son of Lloyd and Elvina (Goff) Franklin. Donald worked in the chicken plant in Iola in 1961, and met and married Lois Marlene... [More]

Don Murray

thumb

Donald Edward “Don” Murray, 83, Iola, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Allen County Regional Hospital.Don was born Nov. 10, 1932, in Piqua, the son of Alvin L. and Elizabeth Theresa (Bux) Murray. He attended St. Martin’s Grade School in Piqua and graduated... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

ACC online program honored

thumb

BURLINGAME — Late last week, Allen Community College received word from AffordableColleges.com that, after a nationwide survey, ACC had been selected third in a list of the country’s most affordable community colleges that offer online courses. It’s one of... [More]

Sweatt to get HOF designation

thumb

WICHITA — George Sweatt, a Humboldt native who later made his mark as one of the state’s most decorated baseball players of all time, will be inducted Sunday into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame. Sweatt was born in 1893 in Humboldt, and eventually became the first... [More]

JUSTICE FOR ALL: Supreme Court justices pay visit to Iola

thumb

Justice Marla Luckert may have won over a few fans Tuesday afternoon when she told a gathering of high school seniors, “I’m a nerd. I love to do research and write, which is one reason I love my job.”Luckert is senior justice on the Kansas Supreme Court. She... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Royal letdown — Vikings fend off Mustangs comeback attempt, spoil Homecoming

thumb

Iola coach Doug Kerr summed it all up directly after Friday’s Week Five 48-42 loss to Parsons when he simply said, “I don’t feel like a 1-4 football team.” But that is exactly what the Mustangs are after a gut-wrenching loss to the Vikings — who... [More]

CHANGE OF PACE: Vikings offer Mustangs a different style to prepare for

thumb

For the past two weeks, the Mustangs have had the challenge of facing the two most physically imposing teams on their schedule.Now in Week Five of the regular season, they have a different type of challenge as Parsons rolls into Iola with its sights set on spoiling the Mustangs’... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription