Eva Marie Brecheisen, 80, Welda, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Richmond Healthcare Center in Richmond.
She was born on Nov. 17, 1932, in Springer, N.M., the daughter of Charles Pierson Carmean and Dorothy May (Meier) Carmean. Eva's family lived on a ranch near Des Moines, N.M.; she came to Kansas in 1942, living with her family on the Perkins Farm near Bronson. Eva attended schools near Xenia. On May 13, 1949, Eva married Daniel James Womelsdorf Sr. in Fort Scott.
This union was blessed with five children. They later divorced. Eva was a homemaker; she also worked as a cook at the Rocky Roost Café and the Hilltop Steakhouse in Welda. Eva was united in marriage to William "Bill" Brecheisen on March 30, 1975, in Welda. They made their home near Welda where she enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking and cake decorating. During their 37 years of marriage they enjoyed raising rabbits and dogs, traveling and spoiling their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were foster parents for many years to several children and adopted one infant, Brandi.
Eva was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Marjorie Schultz; two half-sisters, Ola Mae Carmean and Goldie East; one half-brother, Frank Carmean; two grandsons, Leland Miles Hicks and J.W. Cobb; and one great-grandson, James Rogers.
She is survived by her husband, William R. "Bill" Brecheisen; son, Daniel J. Womelsdorf and wife Rene’ of Welda; daughters Gloria Martin of Welda, Linda Womelsdorf of Iola, Shirley Cantrell and husband Robert of Kansas City, Kan., Debra Womelsdorf of Mound City, and Brandi Brecheisen of Texas; four stepchildren, W.R. Brecheisen and wife Pauline of Chanute, Raymond Brecheisen of Pittsburg, Royanne Hutson and husband Robert of Muskogee, Okla., and Rosalyn Kellstadt and husband Kenny of Welda; and sister Grace Hyatt of Gas; 29 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett. Burial will follow in the Welda Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Welda United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.
Wade D. Fry, 76, Lansing, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at home from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was born June 11, 1939, at Glendale, Calif., to Forrest and Ellen Fry and spent most of his young life in Iola, graduating from Iola High School. Wade... [More]
Former Iolan Jerry R. Gleason died Friday, April 22, 2016, in Aurora, Colo. A graveside funeral service is planned for 2 p.m. May 20 at Mount Olivet Cemtetery in Golden, Colo. Memorials are suggested to The Denver Hospice.
Barbara Sue (Thacker) Culbertson, 68, Iola, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016, at her home. She was born on June 26, 1947, in Maywood, Calif., the daughter of Orville and Valta (Waters) Thacker. Barbara graduated from Excelsior High School in Norwalk, Calif., in 1965. Barbara... [More]
There’s an easy cliché, broadcast with unthinking frequency, which says that books are a thing of the past, that today’s kids, their vocabularies crippled by “text speak,” have swapped their chapter books for iPads, and that the bright gadgetry... [More]
Japheth Rutoh, 10, may never have sat atop a bulldozer, but it’s not for lack of imagination. The fourth-grader’s depiction of the giant-sized machine was drawn to a T, including its tread belt, smoke stack and front-and back-end loaders. Japheth’s crayon... [More]
Mark Dunlap gave Iola Rotarians an inside look at sled-dog racing Thursday. Dunlap was introduced by Rotarian Ann Shetlar, his sister. A native of Elsmore, Dunlap’s affection for the outdoors led him to northern Minnesota where for 16 years he trained Alaskan huskies to... [More]
The Allen Community College softball accomplished a feat on Saturday that it hasn’t accomplished in the last five seasons. The Red Devils (32-18) advanced to the second weekend of the NJCAA playoffs. Not only did they advance but they dispatched Cloud County Community... [More]
With the cancellation of Tuesday’s Iola Invitational tennis tournament, Mustang coach Dan Berg turned a potentially disappointing situation into a fun event for his players and fans. Out of the original field for the event, only Columbus was available for the proposed... [More]
- Red Devils lose pair to Johnson County
- Splechter shines in 3200
- Proper’s dominance helps Wildcats to sweep
- Vanderbeek crowned at King of America
- Iola hopes Badders’ hit awakens offense
- Mustangs record third win of season after hard-fought game
- Iola Middle School finishes day 1-3
- Mustangs take to the mat