Mildred C. “Midge” Chambers, 103, Carlyle, passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Tara Gardens in Iola.
Midge was born Jan. 15, 1910, in Bolivar, Mo., the daughter of James William and Lanola Elizabeth (Epley) Higginbotham. She came to the Iola area with her family in 1912 and was a graduate of Iola High School.
On Nov. 6, 1928, Midge married Frank L. Chambers. They made their home in the Carlyle community. He preceded her in death Sept. 30, 1973.
Midge enjoyed sewing, crocheting and working crossword puzzles. She was a member of the Carlyle Presbyterian Church, Carlyle Club and a charter member of the Sew & So Club.
Survivors are her son, Gene Chambers and wife Naomi, Carlyle; four grandchildren, Teresa Leerar and husband Randy, Lee’s Summit, Mo., Pam Johnson and husband Gary, Emporia, Claudette Bishop and husband Rick, Bedias, Texas, and Gary Chambers and wife Jackie, Painesville, Ohio; step-granddaughter, LuAnn Reece and husband Bob, Manhattan; eight great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Betty Fitzgerald, daughter-in-law Ruth Chambers, granddaughter Camilla Dobson and brothers Burl, Floyd and Con Higginbotham.
Visitation will be at 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Carlyle Presbyterian Church, Carlyle. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorials may be made to Carlyle Presbyterian Church and left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
Mary C. Abts, 100, Overland Park, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, of natural causes. Mary lived a full, good life, and was beloved by family and friends, many of whom helped her celebrate her 100th birthday this past January.Mary was born Jan. 16, 1914, in Iola to Morris H. and... [More]
Jill Ann (Frechette) Carlson, Manhattan, 52, died July 26, 2014, at Oklahoma State University Medical Center-Tulsa. Jill was born on June 29, 1962, in Milwaukee, Wis., to James and Elois Frechette. She grew up in Overland Park and graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School.... [More]
Robert Allen Jackson was tragically taken from this Earth on July 28, 2014, in an automobile accident in Amarillo, Texas. He was 75 years old.Robert was born Sept. 28, 1938, in Great Bend, the son of Benjamin Saylor and Grace (Uppendahl) Jackson. Robert grew up in Yates Center,... [More]
LAHARPE — Frank Weiner needed a friend. The rural Humboldt resident lost his wife to complications from diabetes last November and since then has relied more on his pets to give him love and somebody to talk to.“Companionship — that’s what I look for in... [More]
Thursday evening’s livestock auction for Allen County 4-H’ers was a lucrative one.The 44 animals sold — steers, swine, sheep and goats — fetched more than $50,000 in premiums, money above the market price for each animal.The 15 steers sold for a combined... [More]
Downtown Iola merchants had some unexpected visitors bright and early at the kickoff of the annual sidewalk sale Friday.Iola Street and Alley workers began a chip-seal project on South Jefferson and South Street during the first hour of the sale. Business owners, who brought... [More]
Nearly 60 elementary school students attended the third youth football camp hosted by Iola High head coach Doug Kerr. The camp ran from Tuesday through Thursday. “This camp is basically an introduction to try and introduce as many kids into football as possible. Because... [More]
Two former Humboldt High baseball standouts are moving to the collegiate level next season. Grayson Pearish and Caleb Vanatta also starred for Iola’s American Legion team over the summer. Pearish will pitch for Independence Community College, while Vanatta is headed to... [More]