Joseph R. Myer, 87, Battlefield, Mo., passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in Missouri Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon, Mo., with his family by his side. He was born June 30, 1926, in Iola to Homer H. and Ella Martin Myer.
He graduated from Iola High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from the State of Kansas, Right of Way Department. Joseph was a past commander of American Legion Post 15, Iola, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Isaac and Homer Jr.
Joseph was married to Ida Belle Hamilton for 66 years. He is survived by his wife, Ida Belle, Battlefield, Mo.; two sons and their wives, Jerry Myer, Tampa, Fla., and Scott Myer, Springfield, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 3, 2013, in Highland Cemetery, Iola, with Father John Miller officiating. Online condolences may be left at gormanscharpf.com.
Dorothy Dean Robinson, 96, Iola, died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Windsor Place in Iola.Dorothy was born Nov. 3, 1918, in Iola, the daughter of Frederick and Blanche (Shockey) Vogel. She lived her entire life in Iola. She was employed at Allen County Hospital for more than 20... [More]
Joe Lee Sinclair, 74, Iola, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Cremation has taken place. The family will host a visitation from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Iola’s Riverside Park Community Building, with graveside services at 2... [More]
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.
George Wyant makes his living digging small holes, with the anticipation of finding a remarkable coin or artifact. Wyant told Iola Rotarians about his role on “Diggers,” a National Geographic reality show, Thursday.Traveling the country with a metal detector and spade,... [More]
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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]
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