‘Jo’ Orton


February 22, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Thelma Irene “Jo” Orton, 87, Humboldt, passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, in Chanute. 

Thelma was born Sept. 22, 1928, in Mound City, the daughter of Russell and Beulah Rose (Bowman) Krull.

On Nov. 9, 1947, Thelma married Dale A. Orton in Fort Scott. Dale preceded her in death.

Thelma was a homemaker who loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She especially enjoyed watching her grandkids play at their ball games. She enjoyed bowling, dancing, playing cards, listening to music, and really enjoyed going to her school reunions. Thelma was very involved with First Baptist Church in Humboldt, and was a member of the Virginia Circle group of American Baptist Women. She was a kind woman who never held any hate or a bad word for anyone.

Thelma is survived by her son, Roger D. Orton, Humboldt; her daughter, Regina Prather, Chanute; brothers, Howard Krull, Coon Rapids, Minn., and Larry Krull, Lawrence; and 21 grandchildren.

Thelma was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Beulah Krull; her husband, Dale; and a sister, Myrna Faulhaber.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Humboldt. A visitation is prior to the service at 1 p.m. A meal will be served at 11:30 a.m. the day of the service at the church for members of the family. Interment will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Blue Mound. 


Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com. Memorials have been suggested to First Baptist Church in Humboldt and may be left with or mailed to  Countryside Funeral Home 101 N. Highland, Chanute, KS 66720. 

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