Marilyn Ann (McNitt) Weide, age 76, passed away on May 16, 2013 at her home in Newton.
Marilyn was born Aug. 27, 1936, at Neosho Memorial Hospital in Chanute, the daughter of Cornelius Frederick and Anna Laura (Klick) McNitt. Marilyn liked horses and enjoyed being with them and riding. She got her first pony, a Shetland, at the age of 5. She and the pony went many miles together. Marilyn had several different horses and each one of them were special to her. Her family was most important to her but horses and dogs followed close after. She raised several litters of puppies with her Rottweiler dog.
After graduating from Yates Center High School, Marilyn went on to attend American Business College in Wichita. She also completed grade school in seven years, completing two grades in one year. She worked for Massachusetts Life Ins. Co. as a secretary before working for the Union National Bank in Wichita. Marilyn also worked for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency in Yates Center for 30 years.
On Oct. 20, 1957, Marilyn and Willard Weide were married at the Batesville EUB Church in Toronto. The couple was blessed with two children, Karen and Brian. The couple lived on their farm west of Yates Center until they moved to Halstead in 2008 to be closer to their grandkids. In 2010, the couple moved to Presbyterian Manor in Newton, which is where she remained until her death.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and a sister-in-law, Mary Alice McNitt in 2009. She is survived by her husband Willard; her children, Karen Foraker and husband Harlan, Burrton, and Brian Weide of Kansas City, Mo. Marilyn is also survived by her siblings, Gary McNitt and wife Kay of Conifer, Colo., Gordon McNitt, Toronto, and Sharon McNitt, Lenexa, as well as two grandchildren, Blake and Kaci Foraker and many other relatives and friends.
Services for Marilyn are today at 1 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Yates Center. No formal visitation will take place. Marilyn will lie in state at the funeral home prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Harry Hynes Hospice or the Presbyterian Manor of Newton. The memorials may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home P.O. Box 188 Yates Center, KS 66783. The family wishes to extend a grateful thank you to the staffs at Harry Hynes Hospice and Presbyterian Manor.
Carolyn Zimmerman, 72, Yates Center, mother of five children, including Clifford Muntzert of the home, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at Allen County Regional Hospital in Iola.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bible Fellowship Church in Iola. Burial will follow at Belmont... [More]
Francis (Frank) J. Gibbons, son of Sarah and Frank Gibbons of Humboldt, was born Aug. 11, 1922. He passed away on Aug. 1, 2016, at Richmond Rehabilitation Center at the age of 93. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice, and a brother, Patrick. His sister, Forcine... [More]
Billy Edward Culp, 76, Petrolia, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Kansas City, Kan., after a three-year battle with cancer. Bill was born on Jan. 5, 1940 in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Elmer O. and MaeBelle Jean (Graham) Culp. The family moved to LaHarpe during the... [More]
The Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a public meeting Thursday evening to explain the ongoing soil remediation project in town.The session begins at 6:30 at the Iola Public Library, 218 E. Madison Ave.Crews have been clearing 350 or so “highly contaminated”... [More]
Allen County commissioners paved the way to go another five years with the Rural Opportunity Zone program.The ROZ designation is meant to lure prospective employees this way by helping them retire their student debt by up to $3,000 a year for up to five years by a partnership... [More]
Scott Stanley is more than ready for school to begin.“We need a break,” the director of operations of USD 257 told board members at their meeting Monday night.The department’s summer punch list was long, including making restrooms in the elementary schools handicap-accessible,... [More]
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. — Both Allen Community College soccer teams struggled to find the back of the net during their season-opening trip to Oklahoma.The women lost 3-0 to Rose State College and couldn’t muster much offense with only one shot at the goal the entire game.... [More]
Jarred Latta couldn’t have possibly imagined a better summer. The 2012 Iola High graduate spent most of his summer working for the Omaha Storm Chasers, the Triple-A affiliate for the defending World Series Champion Kansas City Royals. “With the Royals winning... [More]