Share |

George Riebel

George Louis Riebel, 86, rural Iola, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at his home.
George was born Oct. 21, 1927, at Westphalia, the son of Joseph and Flora (Decker) Riebel. He grew up in Westphalia and served in the U.S. Army.
On July 15, 1947, George married Theresa Rosenia Weber at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Humboldt, a double ceremony with George’s brother Raymond and Theresa’s sister Pauline. They made their home south of Iola where they celebrated 61 years of marriage before Theresa preceded him in death July 27, 2008.
George worked at Monarch Cement Company and then Humboldt Brick and Tile, as well as doing carpentry work. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Iola.
Survivors are his nine children: Roy Riebel and wife Colleen, Ron Riebel and wife Cheryl, David Riebel, Wayne Riebel and wife Cindy, LaVon Foster and husband DeWayne, Randal Riebel and wife Carrie, Marlene Anderson and husband Kenton, Marla Lawrence and husband Doug, and Lisa Francis and husband Bob; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; five siblings, Berniece Trowbridge, Flora May, Anthony Riebel, Edward Riebel and Earl Riebel.
He was preceded in death by seven siblings, Dorothy Yokum, Mary Batsen, Cecilia McCullough, Helen Fetters, Raymond Riebel, Leonard Riebel and Bernard Riebel.
Parish rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. today at St. John’s Catholic Church, Iola. Visitation will follow rosary in St. John’s Parish Hall.
Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday  at St. John’s Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Gas.
Memorials to St. John’s Catholic Church may be left with the Waugh-Yokum and Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola. To sign the guestbook online go to www.iolafuneral.com.

OBITUARIES

Velma Ensminger

thumb

Velma Ensminger, 79, wife of David L. Ensminger, Moran, went to the loving arms of her Father in heaven on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.She was born on Sept. 23, 1935, to Dr. and Mrs. Roy A. Siders of Moran. She had four older brothers, all deceased.Vel worked as a secretary at Lackland... [More]

Kathryn Sarver

thumb

Kathryn Joan Sarver, 80, Iola, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Owasso, Okla., surrounded by all her children and grandchildren.Kathryn was born June 23, 1934, on a farm southwest of Iola, the daughter of Chester O. and Mabel Margaret (Smith) Wilcoxon.... [More]

Reason Hannum

thumb

Reason Rayne Hannum, 4-month-old daughter of Savannah Haner and Frank Hannum, passed into eternal life on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014.Reason was born June 21, 2014, in Iola, the daughter of Frank Robert Hannum and Savannah Rose Haner. She was the light of their lives. Reason never... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Houk thankful

thumb

There is a lot to be thankful for in the Houk household this Thanksgiving. On Thursday Laura Houk, Iola, found out from her doctor she is cancer-free.“I’m thankful that I’m still here this year,” Houk said.Houk has been battling ovarian cancer.The cancer... [More]

Culinary therapy

thumb

LAHARPE — Robin Manbeck was always the go-to mom when it came to making baked goods for her children’s school activities.She thought nothing of whipping up batches of cookies and cinnamon rolls at a moment’s notice.Now that her children, Corbin, 24, and Kandra,... [More]

Smoking vs. roasting

thumb

LAHARPE — Much like a curious scientist testing his latest experiment, Chris Becannon is fond of tinkering in the kitchen.He calls it refining.“It’s a matter of finding what works,” he said. “Once I find something that works, I’ll stick with... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Son of former Iolan a California college standout

thumb

Here’s a story to tug at the heartstrings of all those kids who have been told they weren’t tall enough or big enough to play sports.Sean Myers, 5-foot-8 and 165 pounds, is a star receiver with the Chapman University football team, an NCAA Division III school in Orange,... [More]

ACC women lose 95-75 to Crowder

thumb

Despite having their best offensive output for the season, the Allen Community College women’s basketball team lost to Crowder 95-75 Thursday night.Taking over coaching duties for the foreseeable future is assistant coach Rachel Janzen. Head coach Katie Mahoney is in Kansas... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription