Esther M. (Hitchcock) Lovelace, 99, formerly of Yates Center, passed away at Windsor Place in Iola on Saturday, May 17, 2014.
Esther was born Jan. 15, 1915, in Iola, to Harvey F. and Alma (Manley) Hitchcock. She graduated from Iola High School in 1932 and Iola Junior College in 1934.
On June 16, 1934, Esther married Earl S. Lovelace in Iola. The couple moved to Yates Center in 1946. Earl preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 1972.
Esther was a member of United Methodist Church and PEO Sisterhood and the Yates Center Senior Center and the Allen County Historical Society.
Esther M. (Hitchcock) Lovelace was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Earl S. Lovelace; three sisters, a twin, Ruth Amos, Claire Oliver and Dorothy Millington; and one brother, Colonel Manley Hitchcock.
She is survived by a daughter, Janet Russell; granddaughter, Janea Rice and husband John; five great-grandchildren: Jaymond, Jayston, and Jayda Rice, Yates Center, Scott Rice, Bradenton, Fla., and Brent Rice, Norfolk, Va. She is also survived by a niece Diana Carter and husband John, Norman, Okla.; three nephews, William Oliver and wife Genet, Boulder, Colo., John Amos and wife Kathy, Birmingham, Ala., and David Amos and wife Mary Ann, Santa Fe, N.M.; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, at United Methodist Church in Yates Center. Burial will follow in Yates Center Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 6 to 7 o’clock tonight, at Campbell Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to United Methodist Church or Yates Center Senior Center and may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home P.O. Box 188 Yates Center, KS 66783.
Kathryn Joan Tilman, 81, Humboldt, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.Kathryn was born Sept. 28, 1933, in Iola, the daughter of Lloyd E. and Dorothy B. (Baker) Morgan. She grew up in Kansas and Virginia and graduated from Iola High... [More]
Augustine L. Gomez Jr., 71, died Oct. 21, 2014 in Wichita. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private service on Sunday at 314 N. Chestnut St. in Iola.
David A. Cannon, 60, Parsons, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at Labette Health surrounded by his loving family and close friends.He was born Aug. 27, 1954, in Neodesha, to Benjamin G. and Helen M. (Lever) Cannon. He and Teresa Fullerton were married June 21, 1997. She survives... [More]
Sandy Zornes was wiped out by the time Halloween Night ended a year ago, in more ways than one.As sunlight settled well past dusk, and the Zornes’ candy stash was running dry, she was able to scrounge up enough goodies for the last trick-or-treater.Zornes and husband Terry... [More]
Every person has a story. Nicole Muchmore took this statement and put action behind it by helping produce “Echoes from the Prairie,” a collection of short memoirs from Kansas writers.She will speak Saturday at the Iola Reading Festival at Allen Community College about... [More]
Thomas Fox Averill will deliver the keynote speech at this year’s Iola Family Reading Festival.His address, “Reading Kansas Literature: 60 Years and Going Strong,” will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Allen Community College Library. If there is a person better... [More]
Iola High’s volleyball team made the state tournament for the first time in 12 years. On Friday, the Fillies will begin pool play with aspirations of making it to Saturday’s final four teams in the Class 4A-Division II State Tournament. To get to state, Iola beat... [More]
Mustangs gallop, but Kohl Endicott runs. Endicott will represent the Iola High Mustangs cross country team at the Class 4A State Meet Saturday in Wamego. It’s been since 2012 when the Mustangs have had a runner in the state meet.Endicott made his way by placing 12th... [More]
- Iola cross country heads to regional
- GARNETT — Kohl Endicott did what he does best Thursday night — outrun everyone. Endicott helped lead Iola High’s varsity boys cross country team to a first place finish at the Pioneer League Cross Country Meet. The varsity girls took second pl
- SCC clobbers Altoona-Midway, 50-0
- Iola offense stuck in the mud
- Fillies take road sweep
- IMS runners make their marks at Eureka meet
- Cubs fend off Eureka, 26-18
- Fillies lose two three-set matches