Obituaries

Kenneth E. Sprague, beloved father and brother, was called to his eternal resting place on Sunday, March 29, 2020, 90 years and eight days after his birth date of March 21, 1930, in Lone Elm. …

Cleone (Henderson) Deer, age 97, former resident of Bronson, died Thursday, March 26, 2020, at a nursing home in Belton, Texas. Survivors include her son, Bill Deer, and wife, Marsha, of Show Low, Ariz.; and…

Belva “Joyce” Stokes, age 76, of Humboldt, died at her home on Sunday, March 29, 2020.  She was born on July 19, 1943 to Ernest and Chloe (Toadman) Appling in Iola. She married Charles Stokes…

Carl L. Webb, age 94, of Iola, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 26, 2020.  Carl was born to Ernest and Bertha (Larkey) Webb on Dec. 31, 1926, in Iola. He…

Howard “Carl” Francis, age 87, Blue Mound, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020. He was born on May 7, 1932 in Blue Mound, the son of Lonnie and Vesta Hopewell Francis.  He graduated from…

Lewis B. Simpson, age 66, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2020, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.  Lewis was born May 13, 1954 to William L. Simpson and Melba (Burris) Shields in Iola.…

Minnie M. (Gerdsen) Smoot, 101 years young, of Salina, spread her heavenly wings to her forever home on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Minnie was born to Conrad and Sarah (Algeo) Gerdsen on Oct. 4, 1918,…

Rosa A. Hansen of Iola, passed away peacefully at her son’s home in Arvada, Colo., on March 9, 2020. She was born on Oct. 15, 1933, in Iola. She was a dedicated wife, wonderful mother,…

Earl J. Riebel, age 91, of LaHarpe, died March 23, 2020, at Heritage Health Care in Chanute.  He was born on March 23, 1929, in Westphalia, to Joseph and Flora (Decker) Riebel.  He married Marjorie…

Vesta Lynn (Hoseney) Danielson, age 82, of Iola, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Heartland Meadows in Iola.  Vesta was born Feb. 11, 1938 to Russell and Velma (Riggs) Hoseney in Coffeyville.  Vesta graduated…