Harrison services


December 28, 2011 - 12:00 AM

Funeral services for Iolan Hazel Harrison, 88, whose death Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, was reported in Tuesday’s Register will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial chapel in Iola. Chaplain Lloyd Houk will officiate. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Iola. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel. Memorials to Allen County Hospice may be left with the funeral chapel.

She was born July 21, 1923, in Colony, the daughter of Harry and Lucy (Drake) Culbertson. She lived between Colony and Carlyle until moving with her family to Iola when she was 5.

On July 1, 1940, she married George Harrison and they made their home in Iola where she was a homemaker and raised her children. Mr. Harrison preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1997.

She is survived by four sons, Lester and Floyd, both of Chanute, and Bill and Jessie, both of Iola; four daughters, Georjean Friend and Beth Griffeth, both of Iola, Loretta Benenati, Long Beach, Wash., and Georgie Harrison, of the home; 18 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Floyd, Lester, Bill and Lloyd Culbertson, and six sisters, Gladys Erickson, Charlotte Stroud, Ethel Johnson, Zona Ross, Iola Gregg and Viola Shay.

Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.


Clifton Jackson

Clifton Edward Jackson, 93, died Dec. 23, 2011 at a Columbia, Md. hospital following a short illness. He was born Feb., 1918 in Elsmore to Oliver Conrad Sr. and Della Roselia (Swanson) Jackson.

Clifton graduated from Elsmore High School in 1936 and Kansas State University in 1940 with a degree in agricultural economics. He was a member of Farmhouse Fraternity.

In 1940 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and became a naval aviator. He made the Navy his career and had duty stations in Pensacola, Fla., Corpus Christi, Texas, the Pacific Theater (Philippines), Lawrence, Guam, the USS Princeton and Washington, D.C. His final tour of duty was as commandant of the Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps unit at Tufts University, Medford, Mass. He retired at rank of captain in 1968. While at Tufts University he completed a Master in Education degree.

Clifton started a second career as a guidance counselor at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Md., where he served until his retirement in 1984.

While in the Navy, Clifton married Lt. JG Jessie Christine Tufts on Dec. 14, 1946 in Belmont, Mass. They celebrated their 65th anniversary this year. She survives.

To this union were born Clifton Edward Jr. (Florence), St. Michaels, Md., Elizabeth Jackson Reed, Darien, Conn., and Don Jackson (Carol), Philadelphia, Pa. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Lt. Clifton Edward Jackson III, USN, Catherine Erin Jackson, Jackson Dudley Reed and Phillip Oliver Reed; and sister-in-law Lorella Jackson, Elsmore. Preceding him in death was a brother Oliver Conrad Jackson Jr. and son-in-law Phillip Reed.

He enjoyed his family visits to Kansas. He was a devoted fan of his grandchildren’s sporting and school events and loved traveling with his wife.  

Cremation has occurred. Memorial services and burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to the Southern Environmental Law Center award for outstanding writing on the southern environment. Clifton avidly supported this award in memory of his son-in-law. Memorials may be sent to: Phillip D. Reed Memorial Award, Southern Environmental Law Center, 201 W. Main St., Suite 14, Charlottesville, VA. 22902.