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Sarah Alice (Sadie) Burton, age 90, of Iola, died  Friday, April 9, 2021, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, Chanute. Sadie was born January 11, 1931, in Yates Center, to William Sorenson and Jessie Blanche…

Vernon Joseph Diebolt, age 83, of Iola, passed away April 7, 2021, at Moran Manor. Vernon was born on April 4, 1938, in Piqua, to Aloysius Diebolt and Marie (Yohon) Diebolt. Vernon attended school at…

Thora May Shinn, age 94, former resident of Iola, and more recently of Uniontown, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg. She was born March 5, 1927, at her grandparents’…

Marcella Kay Smoot, 68, unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021. She was born to Ira and Minnie (Gerdsen) Smoot on May 3, 1952, in Iola. Marcella devoted her life to raising her daughter,…

Rodney J. Mueller, 73, of Humboldt, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021, at his home. Rodney was born on March 23, 1948, in Iola, the son of Ernest and Margaret (King) Mueller. After graduating…

Gary Wayne Trester, age 66, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Grove, Okla. Gary was born Dec. 20, 1954, to Bert and Maxine (Scheer) Trester in Iola. Gary attended schools in LaHarpe and Gas.…

William “Willie” R. Nelson, age 88, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021, at Via Christi Ascension Hospital in Wichita.  Willie was born August 8, 1932, to John William and Lucille Irene (McFadden) Nelson in Renfro,…

Lois J. Burris, passed away peacefully at the Yates Center Health and Rehab facility on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at the age of 85. Lois Jean Weseloh was born Aug.13, 1935 at Olpe, Kansas. She…

Kristi Ann Rodriguez, 39, died Friday, March 26, 2021, at her home in Topeka. She was born on October 15, 1981, in Iola, the daughter of Bobby Ray and Mary Katherine (Shults) Craig. Kristi was…

Duncan G. Brookes, Jr., age 50, of Iola, passed away at his residence on Sunday, March 28, 2021. He was born August 8, 1970, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Duncan G. Brookes, Sr. and Linda…