Gene David Sauder, 77, Le Roy, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, at Allen County Hospital in Iola.
Gene was born Jan. 10, 1936, on the family farm in Coffey County, the son of Chester Arthur and Helen Eugenia (Elder) Sauder.
He graduated from Le Roy High School and spent the rest of his life in the Le Roy area farming and raising livestock for many years.
On Aug. 5, 1956, he and Patricia JoAnn “Patty” Wright were married in Le Roy.
Gene had served as president of the Le Roy cooperative board of directors.
He was a member of the Le Roy Assembly of God.
In earlier years he was an avid quail hunter.
His wife, Patty, preceded him in death on Aug. 17, 2001.
He was also preceded by an infant son on Sept. 5, 1957, his son David Eugene Sauder on March 30, 2004; and two infant brothers.
He leaves his daughter, Ginger West, and husband Wayne, rural Colony; five grandchildren, Alexandria Cox, Gene Sauder, Spencer West and wife Amy, Miles West and wife Kerri and Ember West; three great-grandchildren, Parker Gene West, Connor Miles West, and Adayrean Patricia West; his significant other, Jo Lynn Kistner, Iola; a brother, Darrell Sauder and wife Sharon, Rapid City, S.D.; and three sisters, June Hannah and husband Morris, Pegram, Tenn., Shirley Johnson, Amarillo, Texas, and Mary Kurtz, Eureka.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Jones Funeral Home in Burlington. Burial will follow in Le Roy Cemetery.
The family will meet with friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Carolyn Zimmerman, 72, Yates Center, mother of five children, including Clifford Muntzert of the home, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at Allen County Regional Hospital in Iola.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bible Fellowship Church in Iola. Burial will follow at Belmont... [More]
Francis (Frank) J. Gibbons, son of Sarah and Frank Gibbons of Humboldt, was born Aug. 11, 1922. He passed away on Aug. 1, 2016, at Richmond Rehabilitation Center at the age of 93. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice, and a brother, Patrick. His sister, Forcine... [More]
Billy Edward Culp, 76, Petrolia, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Kansas City, Kan., after a three-year battle with cancer. Bill was born on Jan. 5, 1940 in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Elmer O. and MaeBelle Jean (Graham) Culp. The family moved to LaHarpe during the... [More]
The Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a public meeting Thursday evening to explain the ongoing soil remediation project in town.The session begins at 6:30 at the Iola Public Library, 218 E. Madison Ave.Crews have been clearing 350 or so “highly contaminated”... [More]
Allen County commissioners paved the way to go another five years with the Rural Opportunity Zone program.The ROZ designation is meant to lure prospective employees this way by helping them retire their student debt by up to $3,000 a year for up to five years by a partnership... [More]
Scott Stanley is more than ready for school to begin.“We need a break,” the director of operations of USD 257 told board members at their meeting Monday night.The department’s summer punch list was long, including making restrooms in the elementary schools handicap-accessible,... [More]
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. — Both Allen Community College soccer teams struggled to find the back of the net during their season-opening trip to Oklahoma.The women lost 3-0 to Rose State College and couldn’t muster much offense with only one shot at the goal the entire game.... [More]
Jarred Latta couldn’t have possibly imagined a better summer. The 2012 Iola High graduate spent most of his summer working for the Omaha Storm Chasers, the Triple-A affiliate for the defending World Series Champion Kansas City Royals. “With the Royals winning... [More]