Share |

Glen Norman

Glen Edwin Norman, 90, Iola, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, peacefully at home.
Visitation is at 1 p.m.,Thursday, followed by funeral services at 2 o’clock at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Burial to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Glen was born Jan. 11, 1927, to Elmer and Susie Norman of Iola. He was born in Kansas, but resided in the Kansas City, Mo., area until returning to Iola in 2002, where he owned and operated Allen County Cleaners.
Glen was preceded in death by sons Glen Norman Jr., Terry Norman, Michael Norman; grandson Jeffery Lemken; great-granddaughter Kayla Schranz; brothers Harold Norman, Tommy Norman and Marvin Norman; and sisters Othie Norman and Marvelle Blackburn.
Survivors include his wife, Florence Norman; daughters, Glenda Clark (Jerry) and Pamela Siglar both of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; sisters Thelma Main, Agnes Post, Faye Yockey and Berniece Bryson. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Allen County Regional Hospital Home Health/Hospice: Attention Director Lucinda Witt, RN, BSN 826 E. Madison, Iola, KS 66749


Larry Westerman


Larry F. Westerman, 73, Iola, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Allen County Regional Hospital in Iola. Larry was born July 27, 1943, in Iola, the middle child of seven born to Bernard and Anna (Link) Westerman. He grew up in Piqua, and graduated from Iola High School... [More]

Vincent Gehlen


Vincent Adam Gehlen, 89, Moran, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, at his home.He was born Oct. 17,1927, in Colwich, to Aloysious “Ollie” and Mary (Bayer) Gehlen. He grew up in Colwich and served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1947. He married Elizabeth Rose “Betty”... [More]

Jesse ‘JD’ Schaal


Jesse D. “JD” Schaal, 81, Chanute, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, at Via Christi–St. Francis in Wichita.JD was born on Jan. 10, 1936, in Chanute, the son of Jess and Marie (Stitt) Schaal.JD graduated from Chanute High School in 1954. On Sept. 16, 1956,... [More]

More Obituaries


Retirement beckons for USPS employees


Dependability is a virtue of enormous proportions in any job, and for more than 30 years Iolans living south of Madison Avenue and east of Sycamore to Tennessee knew within minutes of when their mail would arrive each day. Patti Whitcomb, with a bag bulging with letters and... [More]

Allen baseball field project receives boost


Allen Community College board of trustees approved a $31,000 contribution April 18 to a $93,000 baseball field renovation project overseen by head baseball coach, Clint Stoy.  Renovations to the facility will include building a 40-by- 80-foot covered and turfed hitting... [More]

Volunteers receive from giving


Volunteering at the Pregnancy Resource Center of Southeast Kansas, Iola, is a two-way street.  Lacey Smith, LaHarpe, has volunteered there for more than two years. She sorts donations and completes general tasks as needed. The mother of three works for OPAA, and serves... [More]

More News

AP Video


Iola athletes truly shine in Special Olympics


PITTSBURG — Every once in a while, it does a person — especially a sports fan — good to remember why they fell in love with sports in the first place. There isn’t a better place to reconnect with that true meaning of the game than at a Special Olympics... [More]

Fillies roll past Blue Streaks


NEODESHA — The Iola Fillies came out a little slow after making the long road trip south to Neodesha on Thursday. “It was a little bit of a rough start for me, but as time went on in the game, I started to warm up a little bit and felt more comfortable,” Iola... [More]

More Sports

Subscribe or Renew
Chronicles of Allen County