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Calvin Lay, age 95, of Iola, passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Calvin was born Sept. 24, 1925, in Hope, to John Lay and Mildred (Rubin) Lay.  Calvin grew up in Hope and graduated…

Kevin G. Smith, age 52, of Iola, died Monday Jan. 18, 2021, at his residence. He was born May 21, 1968, in Iola, to Robert Smith and Maxine (Prock) Smith.  Kevin and Jacqueline Porambo were…

Carolyn Y. Powers, age 80, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.  Carolyn was born Oct. 6, 1940, to Riley and Evelyn Eytcheson in Independence. Carolyn married Kenneth Powers…

John Anton Fursman, Jr., age 99, of Colony, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at Garnett. Graveside services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at the Colony Cemetery.  Memorials may be made…

Sharmayne (Sherri) J. Robertson, 72, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, at her home in Harveyville. Sherri was born on Nov. 29, 1948, to Clifford and Betty (Klinkel) McCune in DeSmet, S.D. She attended school in DeSmet…

William (Bill) Harry Newman of Iola transitioned to his eternal home on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. He was 83 years old. Bill was born Dec. 1, 1937, in Iola to…

Patty Spencer, age 68, of Westphalia, passed away on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 after a hard-fought battle with cancer.  Patricia Lou Hiestand was born on Feb. 2, 1952, at Anderson County Hospital in Garnett. Patty…

William (Bill) Holloway, 92, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Guest Home Estates, in Garnett. He was born May 14, 1928 in Washington, Kan., the son of Milton and Elta (McCulley) Holloway.  He married…

Wanda “Sue” Edwards, age 81, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at her home in Neosho Falls. Sue was born Sept. 22, 1939, to Lawrence C. and Audrey A. (Baker) Horn in Iola. She graduated…

Betty Jo Dougan, 85, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2020, at the Richmond Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond.   Betty was born Betty Jo Dillinger, on May 17, 1935, in Bentonville, Arkansas,  to…