Share |

Wendy Frazell


Wendell Wayne Frazell, Iola, died Jan. 1, 2013 in his home. He was 87 years old.
Wendy was born April 19, 1925, in Iola to the late Jay C. Frazell and Ethel M. (Baker) Frazell. He grew up in Iola and attended the Iola schools.
On Dec. 28, 1944, Wendy married Georgia L. Blohm. Georgia preceded Wendy in death Dec. 28, 2011.
Wendy served in the United States Navy in World War II, from 1943-1945.
He was a coxswain boatswain’s mate on the naval ship Allioth. The ship and sailors sailed to Pearl Harbor after its bombing. Years later, while vacationing in Oahu, Hawaii, Wendy was honored to raise the American flag at the Arizona Memorial. Wendy also enjoyed the honor flight to Washington, D.C. to see the World War II Memorial with fellow servicemen.
Wendy graduated from Pittsburg State University  in 1952. He was a teacher and coach at Uniontown and LaCygne high schools. He was happy to return to Iola, to teach and coach at the high school in 1962. He also served as the athletic director for several years retiring in 1990.
Wendy enjoyed being around his students, and tried to make a difference in their lives, like they made in his.
Wendy enjoyed fishing, gardening, hosting fish fries, and watching his favorite team, the Pittsburg State Gorillas, and loved being with family and friends.
He is survived by a daughter Linda Monninger and husband Joe, Iola; three sons, Kent Frazell and wife Peggy, Chanute, Craig Frazell and wife Sharon, Kincaid, and Jay Don Frazell and wife Tammi, Iola; grandchildren, Denise Umphenour and husband Gary, Lee Anne Ewing and husband Tom, Scott Monninger, Tara Small and husband Chad, Clete Frazell and wife Jill, Curt Frazell and fiance Allison Koehler, Preston Frazell and girlfriend Kelli Campbell, Hunter Frazell, Chelsey Brooks and Connor Frazell; great-grandchildren, Makenzi Umphenour, Madison Umphenour, Sydney Ewing, Brock Small, Cade Small, Bo Small, and Gage Frazell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Elmer and Clyde Frazell.
Cremation has taken place.
Memorial visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel.
Inurnment will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola, at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Iola High School Athletic Department and left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola.
Online condolences for the family may be left at


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