Share |

Jessie Brown

thumb
mugshot

Jessie (Hay) Brown, 92, Iola, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Tara Gardens.
She was born Aug. 11, 1920, in Chanute, the daughter of Harry and Bessie (Brownrigg) Hay. The family grew up in Neosho and Woodson counties. She attended Owl Creek Country School in Woodson County and was a graduate of Humboldt High School in 1938. She then attended Brown Mackie School of Business in Kansas City, Kan.
On May 23, 1941, Jessie married Melvin “Bud” Brown. They made their home in Iola and later moved to a farm northwest of Iola. He preceded her in death March 1, 1974, and she remained on the farm.
Jessie worked at the law office of Robert V. Talkington for a short time before working 38 years for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Allen County ASCS office. After retirement she worked part time in the Allen County Treasurers office.
Her memberships include the Iola B.P.W. and N.A.R.F.E. Jessie enjoyed doing embroidery work. She also enjoyed her many farm animals and her grandchildren’s activities.
She is survived by two sons, Lee Brown of Rogers, Ark., and Larry Brown of Iola; one daughter, Sue Keller, Iola; her twin sister, Bessie Leonard, Humboldt; seven grandchildren, Kim Beecher, Kris Brown, Jason Brown, Jennifer Bolz, Angela Slocum, Nickole Shultz and Devin Brown; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Harry Hay, Jr. and James Hay; and a sister, Evelyn Maddi.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Highland Cemetery in Iola.
Memorial choices are Alzheimer’s Association or American Cancer Society and may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.

OBITUARIES

Butch Ludolph

thumb

Emil “Butch” Ludolph, 70, of Westphalia, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at his home.Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Teresa Catholic Church in Westphalia. Burial will follow in the St. Teresa Cemetery in Westphalia. A rosary will... [More]

Roger Weast

thumb

Roger Dean Weast, 58, died peacefully while surrounded by his family, Thursday, April 23, 2015, after a battle with leukemia. Visitation with the family will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday at Rolling Hills Country Club. Roger graduated from Allen County Community College... [More]

Joseph Hicks

thumb

Joseph Z. Hicks, Jr., 56, McLouth, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015.Joseph was born Sept. 5, 1958, in Iola. He was the son of Joseph and Shirley (Martin) Hicks. He served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He recently retired as manager from McGraw Fertilizer Co., Tonganoxie.... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

McFadden scholar students listed

thumb

Five Allen County high school seniors will receive the prestigious William Preston and Belvah McFadden Scholarship to attend college in the fall.From Iola are Lexie Long, daughter of Patrick and Cyndi Long, and Jonathan Tidd, son of David Tidd and the late Julie Tidd; from Marmaton... [More]

Looking to a healthier future

thumb

One of Jessica McGinnis’s jobs at Thrive Allen County is to encourage local residents to be healthier. The position is funded by a Kansas Department of Health and Environment initiative to prevent obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.Among her responsibilities is... [More]

Marmaton Valley to spotlight artists

thumb

MORAN — Good things come in small packages.With one of the smallest high schools in the state, Marmaton Valley’s halls are filled to the brim with artistic talent. MVHS students have earned league, state and even national honors for its entries in speech and... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Jerrik Sigg makes most of new opportunity

thumb

HILLSBORO — Jerrik Sigg’s latest stop in his baseball journey has netted him a conference championship.Sigg, a 2012 Iola High graduate, has taken the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference by storm for Tabor College.The redshirt sophomore center fielder is batting... [More]

Iola golf team racks up tournament crowns

thumb

PARSONS — Iola High’s golf team did what it does best — win. The Mustangs won their fifth tournament of the season on Thursday at Parsons with a score of 321. The closest team, Labette, shot a 339.Iola is now five-for-five, winning each tournament they’ve... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription