Share |

Carolyn Dreher

mugshot

Carolyn Edith Duggan Dreher, 81, Iola, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the Allen County Hospital.
Carolyn was born Oct. 1, 1931, in rural Moran, the daughter of Elmer J. and Elva M. (Davis) Duggan. She graduated from Iola High School in 1949.
On Nov. 5, 1950, Carolyn married Lyle W. Dreher. They made their home in Iola. Lyle preceded her in death Dec. 26, 1993.
Carolyn worked at Allen County Bank, Rural Electric Co-operative and the City of Iola from 1970 until she retired in 1996. She was Iola city clerk from February 1991 until she retired and was a member of the City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association.
As her children were growing up, she had leadership roles in PTA, Girl Scouts and 4-H. Her memberships included Wesley United Methodist Church, Wesley United Methodist Women and the Wesley Bell Choir, Allen County Hospital Auxiliary, Sorosis, Dirt Diggers Garden Club, Happy Hearts Extension Unit, and she served as a docent at the Allen County Historical Museum. Carolyn enjoyed tole painting, sewing, quilting, crafts, traveling — especially on many bus trips — and tending her plants and flower garden.
She is survived by her three children, Linda Wille and husband Tom, Piqua, Sharon Grisier and husband George, Gas, and Jerry Dreher and wife Cathy, Iola; she shared the love of seven grandchildren, Angie Slaven (Mike), John Wille (Beth), Sara Leivian (Chad), Chad Grisier (Jana), Robbie Grisier (Brandi), Caitlin Dreher and Carly Dreher; 13 great-grandchildren, Zachary Slaven, Dillon Slaven, Cody Wille, Camryn Wille, Kaden Leivian, Morgan Leivian, Jaylen Grisier, Emerson Grisier, Owen Grisier, Maryn Grisier, Brennen Nuessen, Bryer Grisier and Rowan Grisier.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother, Curtis E. Duggan.
Funeral service and visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Iola, where the family will receive friends an hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorial choices are Wesley United Methodist Church or Allen County Hospital Auxiliary and may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

OBITUARIES

Donald Franklin

thumb

Donald L. Franklin, 85, Frontenac, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at his residence in Frontenac. Donald was born Jan. 29, 1931, in Walnut, a son of Lloyd and Elvina (Goff) Franklin. Donald worked in the chicken plant in Iola in 1961, and met and married Lois Marlene... [More]

Don Murray

thumb

Donald Edward “Don” Murray, 83, Iola, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Allen County Regional Hospital.Don was born Nov. 10, 1932, in Piqua, the son of Alvin L. and Elizabeth Theresa (Bux) Murray. He attended St. Martin’s Grade School in Piqua and graduated... [More]

Homer Payne

thumb

Homer D. Payne, 81, of Iola, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Heritage Health Care in Chanute.Homer was born April 29, 1935, in rural LaHarpe, the son of George Albert and Hazel (Colgin) Payne. The family moved from LaHarpe to a farm southwest of Colony where he grew up.... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Justice comes to town

thumb

F ive candidates will be on the Nov. 8 ballot who cannot, by law, campaign for office. They are Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss and Justices Marcia Luckert, Dan Biles, Carol Beier and Caleb Stegall. On Tuesday, Nuss and Luckert will be in Iola to meet not only... [More]

Summit packs a punch

thumb

Allen County’s first-ever “Poverty Summit” on Thursday drew roughly 40 representatives who work with organizations, agencies or groups that provide charitable services in Allen County. Attendees heard a number of stories about the trials struggling families... [More]

Finding the funny in the American Western

thumb

There’s a certain type of American male for whom the Hollywood Western acts upon his system like a comfort food. It’s consolingly basic, composed of the same ingredients every time, and is — aside from a handful of artful exceptions — relatively easy to... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Mustangs can’t slow powerful Chargers

thumb

Iola High’s Mustangs made improvements from a week ago, but not enough to match up with one of the elite teams Kansas high school football has to offer. Santa Fe Trail beat Iola, 46-10. The Chargers took it to the Mustang defense by pounding 4A’s leading rusher... [More]

THE GAUNTLET: Mustangs face Pioneer League power Santa Fe Trail

thumb

Going into the season, Iola football coach Doug Kerr knew which two-week stretch was going to be the toughest test for his Mustangs. They are currently in the midst of it.The reason why Wellsville and Santa Fe Trail pose such difficult challenges in back-to-back weeks isn’t... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription