Share |

Lisa O’Brien

Lisa Dion (Jensen) O’Brien passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Deseret Health and Rehabilitation Center in Yates Center. She was 49.
Lisa was born Aug. 29, 1963, in Iola, the daughter of Lewis Brooke and Mary Jane (Stephens) Jensen. Lisa was raised in Yates Center and attended Yates Center Schools. She was baptized in Neosho Falls Methodist Church. Lisa enjoyed the outdoors. She liked to hunt, fish and garden.
Lisa was preceded in death by her parents, her long-time partner and significant other, Mike Yoho, and one brother, Chris Jensen.
Ms. O’Brien is survived by her siblings, Durenda Frye and husband Jim, Iola, Debby Carlyle and husband Alan, El Dorado, Jimmy Jensen, Neosho Falls, and Tammy McHone and husband Mac, Yates Center; nieces and nephews, Shelly Wagner and husband Bryson, Stephanie Morrison and husband Mike, Haley Chrisman and husband Burt, Yates Center, Erica Chaffin and Kylie Carlyle, Independence, Kristen and Cody Jensen, Iola, and Mark Jensen, Texas, currently on active duty overseas; great-nieces and nephews, Remi Wagner, Kinley and Harper Morrison, Boston Chaffin, Gage and Deeanna Hannum and Riley Albert; as well as many other relatives and friends.
Memorial services are at 10 a.m., Friday at Campbell Funeral Home, Yates Center.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday.
Private inurnment will take place at a later date. The family suggests memorials be made to “Friends For Life” of Yates Center, which may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home P.O. Box 188 Yates Center, KS 66783.

OBITUARIES

Donald Franklin

thumb

Donald L. Franklin, 85, Frontenac, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at his residence in Frontenac. Donald was born Jan. 29, 1931, in Walnut, a son of Lloyd and Elvina (Goff) Franklin. Donald worked in the chicken plant in Iola in 1961, and met and married Lois Marlene... [More]

Don Murray

thumb

Donald Edward “Don” Murray, 83, Iola, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Allen County Regional Hospital.Don was born Nov. 10, 1932, in Piqua, the son of Alvin L. and Elizabeth Theresa (Bux) Murray. He attended St. Martin’s Grade School in Piqua and graduated... [More]

Homer Payne

thumb

Homer D. Payne, 81, of Iola, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Heritage Health Care in Chanute.Homer was born April 29, 1935, in rural LaHarpe, the son of George Albert and Hazel (Colgin) Payne. The family moved from LaHarpe to a farm southwest of Colony where he grew up.... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Justice comes to town

thumb

F ive candidates will be on the Nov. 8 ballot who cannot, by law, campaign for office. They are Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss and Justices Marcia Luckert, Dan Biles, Carol Beier and Caleb Stegall. On Tuesday, Nuss and Luckert will be in Iola to meet not only... [More]

Summit packs a punch

thumb

Allen County’s first-ever “Poverty Summit” on Thursday drew roughly 40 representatives who work with organizations, agencies or groups that provide charitable services in Allen County. Attendees heard a number of stories about the trials struggling families... [More]

Finding the funny in the American Western

thumb

There’s a certain type of American male for whom the Hollywood Western acts upon his system like a comfort food. It’s consolingly basic, composed of the same ingredients every time, and is — aside from a handful of artful exceptions — relatively easy to... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Mustangs can’t slow powerful Chargers

thumb

Iola High’s Mustangs made improvements from a week ago, but not enough to match up with one of the elite teams Kansas high school football has to offer. Santa Fe Trail beat Iola, 46-10. The Chargers took it to the Mustang defense by pounding 4A’s leading rusher... [More]

THE GAUNTLET: Mustangs face Pioneer League power Santa Fe Trail

thumb

Going into the season, Iola football coach Doug Kerr knew which two-week stretch was going to be the toughest test for his Mustangs. They are currently in the midst of it.The reason why Wellsville and Santa Fe Trail pose such difficult challenges in back-to-back weeks isn’t... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription