Share |

Helen Gilpin

mugshot

Helen Elizabeth (Moore) Gilpin, 96, of Iola, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Windsor Place, Iola, where she was in hospice care after a recent fall at her home.
Born Aug. 8, 1916, in Topeka to Roy R. and Birdie (Greenough) Moore, she was the youngest of three children. Helen was a  graduate of the University of Kansas. She worked for two years as a demonstration home economist for Oklahoma Natural Gas before marrying her childhood sweetheart, Howard K. Gilpin, on Sept. 14, 1940, in Lawrence. They moved to Iola in 1945.
An avid reader, card-player, KU sports enthusiast and community volunteer and booster, Helen also loved to cook and did so as long as she could. The First Presbyterian Church was very important to her. She served there as an elder, deacon, Sunday school teacher and member of the Presbyterian Women.
Other memberships included PEO, Unity Club, KU Alumni Association, Pi Beta Phi, Friends of the Bowlus, Friends of the Iola Public Library, Iola Area Chamber of Commerce, Allen County Animal Rescue Facility and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard, on March 25, 1992.
Survivors are her children Joan E. Golden and husband Webster, Lawrence, H. Kenneth Gilpin and wife Bobbie, Iola, and James S. Gilpin and wife Karen, Iola; sister-in-law, Norma Gilpin; grandchildren Meghan Orchard and husband Ward Worley, Gretchen Curtis and husband Jeff, H. Kenneth Gilpin III, Shawn Gilpin and wife Saundra, Matthew Sonner and wife Diane, Michele Sams and fiance Robert Gambill, Stephen Gilpin and wife Angie, Geoffrey Gilpin and wife Kristy, and Sarah Gilpin; 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; many special nieces and nephews; and caregivers Sharon Harrison and Lauralee McDermeit.
She was predeceased by brothers and their wives, George and Sis Moore, Riley and Winnie Moore, and brother-in-law  Glen Gilpin.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church in Iola. The children will greet family and friends at the church beginning at 1 p.m.
Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorials can be made to the Hospital Equipment Fund of Allen County Community Foundation and left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences for the family may be left on www.iolafuneral.com.

OBITUARIES

Dorothy Robinson

thumb

Dorothy D. Robinson, 96, Iola, died today, March 26, 2015, at Windsor Place in Iola.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola. To sign the guestbook online or leave a condolence, go to www.iolafuneral.com.

Donald Fitzmaurice

thumb

Iola native Donald Fitzmaurice, 79, Mont Ida, who still has family throughout the area, died Monday, March 23, 2015, at his home.Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Mont Ida Church of the Brethren, burial following in the Mont Ida Cemetery. Family will greet friends... [More]

Marlene Kendrick

thumb

Carolyn Marlene Kendrick, 76, Fort Scott, died Sunday, March 22, 2015, at the Fort Scott Mercy Hospital. She was born Sept. 27, 1938, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Wade Robert Byington and Marie Mae Sharpless Byington. She married Jack Kendrick on Oct. 19, 1972, in Elizabeth... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Kiwanis projects draw praise

thumb

For all of their virtues, Kiwanis Club members tend to fall short in one area, Dave Hurrelbrink said Tuesday — self promotion.“We don’t really beat our own drum very often,” said Hurrelbrink, Kiwanis’ Kansas district governor. “We’re... [More]

Choir to perform Handel’s ‘Messiah’

thumb

A music classic is making a come back to the Bowlus Fine Arts Center. A community choir will perform George Frideric Handel’s “Easter Messiah” at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Bowlus auditorium.The hour-long concert will feature 41 singers and 12 bell players. Bowlus... [More]

Miller will head to State Geographic Bee

thumb

John Miller, an eighth-grader at Iola Middle School, will be in Abilene Friday to compete in the State Geographic Bee.Miller competed recently along with 50 other IMS students in a written test. He was the only local qualifier. He will compete with 99 other students at Abilene’s... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Mustang tennis hosts only home match of season

thumb

Iola High’s boys tennis team hosted its only home matches of the year against Columbus, Independence and Parsons on Thursday.Isaiah Fawson played as the team’s no. 1 singles player, filling in for Colby Works, who had a commitment elsewhere.“Isaiah only got... [More]

Area athletes recognized as honorable mention state basketball players

thumb

Local athletes were selected to All-State basketball teams this past week.Iola’s Sydney Wade, sophomore, received an honorable mention for her play in Class 4A-II by both the Topeka Capital-Journal and the Wichita Eagle.Wade helped lead the Iola Fillies to a 13-9 record... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription