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Gary Lynn Cookus, age 69, passed away Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 at his home in Iola.  Gary was born Sept. 1, 1950 to Frank and Mary (Andrews) Cookus in Beatrice, Neb. Gary attended high school…

John Lale Divine, 79 years old, of Center, Colo.,  passed away suddenly Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 on the mountain doing what he did best, living life to the fullest. John was born on June 24,…

Fern Coleen Wolken, age 84, of Garnett, passed away on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, at her home.  Fern Coleen Huggins was born on Jan. 5, 1936, in Bush City. She was the fifth of five…

Bryson Lee Byerley, age 22, of Iola, formerly of Hartford, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.  He was born Oct. 11, 1997, to Teague and Wendy (Tarter) Byerley in…

Sheri Yarnell, age 59, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020 at her home in Chanute.  Sheri was born Feb. 20, 1961 to Donnie Yarnell and Carolyn (Collins) Wright in Chanute. She spent her early years…

Wendell Edwin Troxel passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at his home near Moran, with his family by his side, following a recent cancer diagnosis. He was 91 years old, born to Fred…

James Leroy Mechling, 81, of McCune, died at 2:49 p.m., Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 at his residence. James was born Oct. 1, 1938 in McCune, the son of Ely and Edith (Morrow) Mechling. He grew…

Junior Burk, age 59, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 at his home in Iola.  He was born June 27, 1961, to Dwight and Mildred (Kuhn) Burk in Hiawatha.  He was preceded in death by his…

Jerry Ellis McClure, age 80, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2020, at Jane Phillips Hospital, Bartlesville, Okla.  He was born on May 29, 1940, in Iola, to Leslie Kenneth McClure and Elsie Louise (Michael) McClure.  He…

Steven Lawrence Riebel, age 43, passed away Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.  Steven was born to Lawrence Earl and Joy Elaine (Webber) Riebel on March 14, 1977, in Iola. He…