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Chad M. Trester, 36, of Dexter, beloved husband, father and friend, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Topeka. Chad was born in Iola on Feb. 21, 1984, to proud parents, Larry Sr. and Sylvia…

Charles (Chuck) Leo Gineste, 86, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020,  in Springfield, Mo.  Chuck was born Jan. 5, 1934, on a farm north of Moran to Leo Antonio Gineste and Otha (Odette)…

Gladys Marie Crawford, age 96, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at Allen County Regional Hospital in Iola. Marie was born Nov. 7, 1924, to Silas Shelton and Lillie E. (Lowe) Morgan in Gas. Marie…

A celebration of life for Adam Church is planned from noon to 4 p.m., Dec. 20 at the Iola Masonic Lodge. A balloon release will follow the celebration. Attendees are asked to wear masks.

Leila Thompson, age 83, of Garnett, formerly of Kincaid, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at Richmond Healthcare, Richmond. She was born Nov. 5, 1937, near Mont Ida, the daughter of Edwin Olin and…

Wanda L. Shannon, age 90, of Iola, passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka. Wanda Lee Dockweiler was born Sept. 7, 1930, at Nortonville. She was the fifth of five children…

Merle J. “Butch” Sterling, age 77, of Humboldt, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at Allen County Regional Hospital. Merle was born on July 15, 1943, in Chanute, the son of Alvin J. and…

Vella Ann Lower, age 80, of Iola, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence. She was born on Dec. 18, 1939, in Garnett, the daughter of D. Dale and…

Steven Thomas Franklin, age 74, of Iola, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at Moran Manor in Moran. Steve was born May 6, 1946, in Junction City to Charles Franklin and Lillian (Stanford) Franklin. …

Donna Lee Klauman, age 71, of Columbus, Ga., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Donna was born on Jan. 13, 1949, in Xenia; the daughter of Ernest Ridge and Ruth Elizabeth Sutterby Ridge. She…