Share |

Joan Sallee

Joan Sallee, 82, Iola, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Allen County Hospital.
Joan was born Dec. 13, 1930, on a farm west of Humboldt, the daughter of Fred L. and Mary Inez (Wamsley) Dice Sr. She graduated from LaHarpe High School in 1948.
On Nov. 24, 1949, Joan married William “Gene” Sallee, LaHarpe, and they made their home in Iola. He worked for Southwestern Bell for 41 years and she was a homemaker. Gene preceded her in death Nov. 16, 1996.
Joan was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and Wesley United Methodist Women. She enjoyed caring for her cat, Lily.
She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Hehr and husband Rich, Overland Park, and Donell Gregory, Cincinnati; grandchildren, Justin Spray and wife Tuesday, Casey Hehr and wife Tara, Tag Gregory, Alexis Gregory and Abigail Hehr; great-grandchildren, Vivienne Spray, Coburn Hehr and Cole Hehr; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Dice, Garnett.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Fred L. Dice Jr., and sisters, Christena Corner and Virginia Collison and husband Dale.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Inurnment will be in the LaHarpe Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church and left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

OBITUARIES

Susan Philiips

thumb

Susan Phillips, 63, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Joplin. She was born on Feb. 11, 1951, in Scranton, Pa., to John William Hall and Helen Rita (O’Hara) Hall. Early in her life Susan married Larry Richards and together... [More]

Mae Truster

thumb

Mae Truster, 95, Iola, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at Windsor Place in Iola, surrounded by her family.Mae was born Jan. 1, 1919, in Iola, the daughter of George Beaty and Myrtle (Conover) Beaty. She attended school in Iola.On Aug. 7, 1937, Mae married Merrill Truster... [More]

Okah Roberts

thumb

Okah Roberts, rural Savonburg, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Diversicare in Chanute.Okah was born Aug. 1, 1923, to Karl and Martha Trieda Hauser rural Humboldt. Okah attended grade school at the Central Avenue School and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1941. While... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Special election put on hold

thumb

The special election for a school bond issue has been put on hold. For now. USD 257 board of education members met for a special board meeting Monday afternoon to discuss the pros and cons of taking time with a bond issue for new facilities. Monday afternoon Governor Sam Brownback... [More]

Veterans are remembered in Iola

thumb

The first of two major events in Iola to recognize veterans is right around the corner. Memorial Day will be observed at Iola’s Highland Cemetery on Monday, May 26. Memorial services start at 11 a.m. and traditionally draw a crowd, including many veterans. It is a time... [More]

Musical chairs in District 76

thumb

The campaign to decide who will represent District 76 in the Kansas House next term is tinged with intrigue. As it stands  today, incumbent Peggy Mast is out of the race, leaving Jeff Freeman, Le Roy, the lone GOP candidate. He will face Bill Otto, former District 9 representative,... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Phillips tops field at Humboldt Speedway

thumb

  By SCOTT L. STEWART HUMBOLDT — Racing USRA/McCarthy Auto Group Modifieds is a tough act, and winning a feature against 14 other first-class drivers is no easy feat. Paden Phillips of Chanute, a rising star in the Modified racing series nationwide, joined these... [More]

Marmaton Valley errors prove fatal in doubleheader sweep

thumb

Fielding issues on the baseball diamond plagued Marmaton Valley High in a pair of losses Monday. The Wildcats dropped 19-3 and 9-5 decisions to Uniontown High. “We really have to clean up the fielding if we want to stay in ball games,” Wildcat head coach Derek... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription