Share |

Franklin Keithly, Jr.

mugshot

Franklin Lee “Frankie” Keithly, Jr., 55, Iola, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Windsor Place.
Frankie was born June 16, 1958, in Ulysses, the son of Franklin Lee and Doris (Bell) Keithly, Sr. He grew up in Iola and graduated from Iola High School in 1976.
On June 18, 1976, Frankie married Debra Kay Turner in Iola, where they have always made their home. He worked as a truck driver for Consolidated Oil Well Service and was currently driving for Pacer Marketing, L.L.C. in Humboldt.
Frankie enjoyed reading, making model trucks, boating and being with family.
Survivors are his wife of almost 37 years, Debra Kay Keithly; two sons, Jeffrey Lee Keithly and wife, Karen, Iola, and Andrew Wayne Keithly, Iola; his mother, Doris Peters and husband, Pete, Iola; in-laws Wayne and Neva Turner, LaHarpe; brother, Craig Keithly, Iola; sister, Annette Crawford and husband, David, Bartlesville, Okla.; grandmother, Hellen Bell, Iola; and three grandchildren, Caiden, Korbin and Braylon.
He was preceded in death by his father, Franklin Lee Keithly, Sr.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Waugh-Yokum and graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Colony Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to American Cancer Society. Memorial gifts may be left with Waugh-Yokum and Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

OBITUARIES

Lawrence Dietrich

thumb

Lawrence Dietrich, 88, Humboldt, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Arrowood Lane in Humboldt. Lawrence was born in the house where he lived most of his life, south of Humboldt to John and Emma (Breiner) Dietrich on April 20, 1927. Lawrence married Delpha Carl on Oct. 1,... [More]

Andrew King

thumb

Andrew Michael King, 3½ months, Houston, Texas, left this Earth on Thursday, May 14, 2015 to be held in the arms of angels.Andrew was born on Jan. 18, 2015, in Houston, the son of Brian and Erin King.Andrew is survived by his parents Brian and Erin; a brother, Nathan King,... [More]

Susan Shannon

thumb

Susan Rae Shannon, 63, Topeka, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015. She is survived by her parents Raymond and Wanda Shannon, Iola.  Private services will be held. To view the full obituary visit www.dovecremation.com 

More Obituaries

NEWS

Local law enforcers traded one uniform for another

thumb

When Bryan Murphy was a child, his father noted two careers he’d rather see his son avoid.“He never wanted me to join the military,” Murphy recalled. “And he really didn’t want me to get a career in law enforcement.”Sorry, Dad.A 14-year career... [More]

Area women cherish Memorial Day honors

thumb

Having a sense of your ancestry helps you better understand yourself, according to Carolyn Whitaker of Humboldt. That, in part, is what has led Whitaker, 66, on a search of not only her own family history, but also that of, particularly, Civil War veterans.“We get so caught... [More]

Area teen shows off woodworking wizardry

thumb

MORAN — It won’t be hard to find Brady Newman this summer now that school’s out.Just follow the trail of sawdust.Newman, 17, finished his junior year at Marmaton Valley High School on a high note.In April, Newman took third out of 135 other industrial arts and... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Driskel, 4x800m relay team qualifies for state

thumb

LACYNGE — Iola High’s track team will have two events represented at the state track meet next week. Senior Emery Driskel clinched her spot with a first place finish in the 100-meter high hurdles at the Class 4A Regional. She finished in 15.85 seconds, almost a full... [More]

Lady Cubs earn trip back to state tournament

thumb

PLEASANTON — The game was closer than it had to be, but Humboldt High’s softball team took care of business and made it back to the state tournament for the second year in a row.The Lady Cubs had to bear down to beat the Jayhawk-Linn Jayhawks 2-0. Every inning was... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription