Share |

Dee Trostle

thumb

Long-time farmer-rancher Delmar “Dee” Trostle, Le Roy, passed away Dec. 30, 2012. Dee was born Dec. 10, 1927, in Kingman County near Murdock, the son of Ernest Calvin Trostle and Wilma Ruth Osburn Trostle.
He was raised on the Trostle Farm, and was a graduate of Belmont High School. 
Dee married Doris Joan Crandall of Le Roy on Aug. 18, 1956, in Wichita. After farming in the Belmont/Murdock community, Dee and family moved to the Crandall Ranch in southern Coffey County in 1966 and continued farming and ranching until his death.  
Notable activities included membership at Calvary Episcopal Church in Yates Center, Neosho Valley Grange, VFW (Dee was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict), Kansas Livestock Association, and Dee and Doris were founding members of Prairie Promenadors square dance club in Burlington. 
Dee was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ernie Trostle, and wife Doris. He married Marcella Houston Varvel of Le Roy on July 23, 1993. 
He is survived by his wife Marcella, and children Roberta, Nina, and Dewayne and families; sister Doris Trostle Closson, Kingman, and son Kerry Trostle and wife Jerilee Beyer Trostle, Le Roy; grandchildren Rori Beyer Salava and husband Jonathon, great-grandson Clive, Huntington, W.V., Katie Beyer Burris and husband Aaron, Gardner, Beau Beyer and wife Lindsay, Le Roy, and Calvin Trostle and wife Beth and granddaughters Victoria, Hannah and Elida, Lubbock, Texas.
Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Jones Funeral Home, Burlington.
Services are Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church, Yates Center, followed by inurnment west of Le Roy at Crandall Cemetery on Native Road one mile south of Highway 58. 
Memorials are suggested to the Maude Anderson Crandall Cancer Research and Education Fund, KSU Foundation, 2323 Anderson Ave., Suite 500, Manhattan, KS 66502-2911, or Southern Coffey County Honor Flight, c/o Superintendent Mike Kastle, PO Box 278 Le Roy, KS 66857.
The family gratefully acknowledges the friendship and support of numerous friends and neighbors, especially during his recent illness.

OBITUARIES

Ruby Owens

thumb

Ruby Lavohn (Jarred) Owens, 93, Iola, formerly of rural Humboldt, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at Greystone Residential Care in Iola.Ruby was born Oct. 13, 1921, on a farm north of Altoona, the daughter of Roy and Nina (Lawson) Jarred. She grew up on the family farm and... [More]

Norman Beck

thumb

Norman Beck, brother of Vickey Mai Beck, LaHarpe, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa.Funeral services will be held in Des Moines on Saturday.

Evelyn Harris

thumb

Margaret Evelyn Harris, 90, Kincaid, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at Allen County Hospital in Iola.She was born on Dec. 18, 1924, in Iola, the daughter of William H. and Mary Ann (Boone) Trine. Evelyn was proud to be a granddaughter of Daniel and Nathan Boone. Evelyn... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Julie Sterling, 74, remains as busy as ever on family’s farm

thumb

HUMBOLDT — Most days, Julie Sterling’s only concession to fashion is her diamond earrings. Otherwise, she’s comfortable wearing nary a trace of makeup, a no-fuss bob for a hairdo, and she finds jeans and rubber boots are the most practical.Julie is a modern-day... [More]

Hunt finds new home for prized piano

thumb

One of Vera Hunt’s most exciting moments in her life all started with a letter.In 1991, Hunt read an article in the National Enquirer about readers writing to actors with the same birthday as theirs. Hunt wrote her letter to Melody Thomas Scott who plays Nikki on the daytime... [More]

Flooding plagues LaHarpe post office

thumb

LAHARPE — Steve Holloway notes the irony of the LaHarpe post office’s location at the intersection of Main and Eighth streets.“You can tell it’s at the highest point in town,” he said.Indeed, the post office is situated near the crest at a slight... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Iola Fillies varsity tennis team starts season

thumb

CHANUTE — After just eight practices, it’s difficult enough for a coach to remember players’ names let alone put together a varsity lineup.Nevertheless, tennis head coach Jenn Bycroft took the Iola Fillies to Chanute to compete in their first varsity meet of... [More]

Allen volleyball wins opener

thumb

After serving as Allen’s assistant coach for five years, Whitney Shaw was finally able to celebrate her first victory as a collegiate head coach on Monday night — in a high school gym.Although the Red Devils were not able to open their season in their own gymnasium... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription