Share |

Charles Rhoton



Charles William “Bill” Rhoton, 78, a resident of rural Bronson, went to his final home, Thursday, May 15, 2014. He was born June 26, 1935, at the family home near Bronson, to William Eli and Lucille Coral Dawson Rhoton. 

Bill started school in the one-room limestone school and graduated from Bronson High School in 1953. He then attended Iola Junior College where he received his associates degree in business. Bill married Julia Ann Camac on Jan. 30, 1955, in Bronson. He and Julia have been lifelong residents of the Bronson and Blue Mound area. They have been farmers and ranchers their entire lives. 

Bill was also a natural born salesman and he never met a stranger. Bill was active in his community. He was a charter member of the Bronson Ruritan, a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge and a member of Bronson United Methodist Church. 

 Survivors include his wife, Julia Ann; his three children, Robert Rhoton and wife, Debra, Lawrence; Kathy Garlow and husband, Gary, Wellington; and Terri Williams and husband, Brian, Fort Scott; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Larry Rhoton and wife Janet, Hiawatha. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lavene Rhoton Stipp. Bill was never happier than when he spent time with his family.

 The Rev. Dennis Matthews and Rev. James Stigall will conduct funeral services at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, at Bronson United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Bronson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., today, at the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the C.W. Rhoton Memorial Scholarship Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel, 501 Pine St., P.O. Box 16, Bronson, KS 66716. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at



Patty Talley


Patty Jean Talley, 87, Moran, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at Meadowlark Hills, Manhattan, following a long illness. She was born in Joplin, Mo., Nov. 13, 1928, the daughter of Mary Helen (Kemper) Cormack and Kirk Shackleford Cormack.Patty was a graduate of Iola High School.... [More]

Joyce Teter


Joyce Marie Teter, 74, Ottawa, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.She was born in Iola on Sept. 5, 1942, to Alfred and Mary Willett Stevenson, and lived her entire life in Ottawa.Memorial services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett. Visitation... [More]

Paul Scheibmeir


Paul R. Scheibmeir, 85, of Iola, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at Allen County Regional Hospital, Iola.Paul was born on May 27, 1931 at Neosho Falls. He was the first of two sons born to Herman J. and May C. (Henson) Scheibmeir. Paul grew up in the Neosho Falls and Piqua... [More]

More Obituaries


Coming full circle: Throngs greet G&W


Like any well-orchestrated production, Wednesday’s official groundbreaking of G&W Foods on the site of the old hospital had many players whose combined roles put together an impressive performance. A handful of those players spoke at the gathering, while traffic along... [More]

CANDIDATES SOUND OFF: Murphy, Aronson share views on sheriff’s race


Candidates defended their agendas Wednesday night at a forum sponsored by Allen County Farm Bureau.The forum drew a fair-sized, well-mannered crowd to Iola High School’s lecture hall.Although last to present at the hours-long event, Allen County Sheriff Bryan Murphy and... [More]

CANDIDATES SOUND OFF: Tyson, Griffith spar on state issues


There isn’t much Sen. Caryn Tyson and Carla Griffith agreed on when it comes to how best to manage Kansas.Tyson, the Republican incumbent from Parker, and Griffith, a write-in candidate from Ottawa who claims no political affiliation, are vying for the 12th District position.... [More]

More News

AP Video


TITLE DREAMS: Mustangs play host to Girard for district title


The Mustangs are on the verge of accomplishing what seemed so improbable just a month ago.After a 1-4 start to the season, Iola coach Doug Kerr began talking about an undefeated October, which would be able to bring to fruition all of the goals that Mustangs had begun the season... [More]

Column: Support your team and your town tonight


Whatever is on TV this evening can wait, the Iola Mustangs have an opportunity to achieve something that hasn’t happened since the 1980s and it will truly be a shame if Riverside Park isn’t absolutely packed to witness it. The Mustangs have been working as a team... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription