Obituaries

Onella Valentine, age 94, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at her home in Neosho Falls.  She was born Jan. 26, 1926 to John and Lela (Banks) Gumfory in Iola.  She married Virgle V. Valentine on…

Daniel “Dan” Culver, age 61, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020 in Wichita. Dan was born April 17, 1959 to Joseph “Gene” and Donna (Kunkel) Culver in Pittsburg. Dan attended school in Iola, and graduated…

Lois Jayne Becker Pierson, 81, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020, at her home in Great Bend. She was born July 10, 1938, in Great Bend, to Fred and Frieda (Morris) Smith. Lois married Gene…

Norman Lee Leibold, 93, Le Roy, died at his home on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Norman was born on Sept. 25, 1926, in Neosho Falls to Charles Joseph and Ella Esty Leibold, Sr. On May…

Daniel “Danny” Culver, age 61, died Sunday, May 10, 2020. Services are pending at this time.  

Wilma Louise (Middleton) Kress, of Silver Spring, Md., passed away peacefully on May 9. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Joseph Kress; mother of Tony (Donna) Kress, Phil (Dodi) Kress, Kathy (Mike)…

Robert W. “Bob” White, age 92, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Iola.  Bob was born in Springfield, Mo., on Feb. 20, 1928 to Virgil and Ruth (Buck) White. Bob grew up in Fort…

Richard C. Bruner, 98, of Neosho Falls, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020 at Allen County Regional Hospital.  He was born on Oct. 12, 1921 in rural Anderson County near Colony. He was the…

Vada Faye Snodgrass (Michael) Aikins was born in Isabel, March 23, 1931 to Leslie Reed Snodgrass and Lillie Letitia LeFever Snodgrass. She died Saturday, May 9, 2020. Vada had three brothers: Leslie Reed (L.R.) (deceased)…

Leonard Alford Wheeler, Jr., age 79, of Mt. Vernon, Mo., formerly of El Dorado Springs, Mo., passed away at 4:25 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon. He…