Gerald Lee Headley, 71, Iola, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Guest Home Estates in Iola.
Gerald was born in Humboldt on Oct. 23, 1941, the son of Walter and Ruby (Wilson) Headley. He graduated from Humboldt High School in 1960 and then served four years in the U.S. Army. Gerald worked for Lone Star Steel in Fort Collins, Colo., and Long View, Texas, until returning to Humboldt to help with the care of his father. Gerald was a member of First Baptist Church, Humboldt.
He is survived by two sons, Eric and Cameron Headley; his nephew and niece caretakers, Rodney Beaman, Humboldt, and Theresa Newsom, Joplin, Mo.; four siblings, Raymond Headley, El Reno, Okla., Rosalee Larson, Humboldt, Zella Falk, Monett, Mo., Bonnie Umbarger, Chanute; sister-in-law, Charlene Headley, Humboldt; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Geneva Headley and Pauline Beaman and one brother, Ervin Headley.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery in Humboldt.
Visitation will be from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Humboldt.
Memorials may be made to the Team GML Ministries (a youth ministry) and may be left with Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel.
Mary Ellen Potter, 100, Iola, formerly of Chanute, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Windsor Place in Iola.Mary Ellen was born March 11, 1914, in Redfield, the daughter of Clyde and Mabel (Gunsaullus) Comstock. She grew up in Redfield and graduated from Fort Scott High School... [More]
Garland Edward “Gary” Manbeck, 71, Chanute, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at his home. Gary was born on Dec. 8, 1942 in Moran to Edward and Lorraine (Canfield) Manbeck. He graduated from Moran Rural High in 1960.On Jan. 19, 1962, he married Judy Ruxton at... [More]
Dwight R. Clum, 73, formerly of Hiawatha, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Maple Wood Alzheimer Special Care Center in Springfield, Mo.Dwight was born April 15, 1941, in Chanute, the son of Walter D. and Velda Luella (Negley) Clum. He grew up in Humboldt and graduated from... [More]
Faced with a shortfall of $377,000 in the countywide ambulance service fund, Iola officials targeted a series of potential transfers Monday night.Council members gathered for a special budget meeting Monday but did not vote on any specific measure.Instead, they asked City Administrator... [More]
CHANUTE — Time has smoothed out dissent to the Vietnam War. Close to 1,000 people flooded Santa Fe Park here Saturday morning to recognize Vietnam veterans.About 150 were honored with Kansas Vietnam War medals and medallions.In a prelude to the recognition ceremony, Gene... [More]
Sarah Gonzalez does not remember the seizure. She has no memory of the moment when she almost died.“I wasn’t conscious, I wasn’t breathing,” Gonzalez said.Gonzalez had two very fortunate things on her side that day: her husband Nick was there and he knew... [More]
Sporting a glove and bat, Chelle Stewart is ready to play softball. Already on three teams, one women’s rec league team and two tournament teams, Stewart also fills in when team rosters are short. Stewart said the only thing that will keep her from playing is if her kids... [More]
There is more than one way to exercise in the water than just to swim. The isometric water exercise class wrapped up its first week at the municipal pool. Starting today, it will run from 11 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until Aug. 15. The class meets all year... [More]