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Nadine Pergeson


Nadine Pergeson, 65, Elsmore, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, Chanute.
She was born June 16, 1947, in Phoenix, Ariz., the daughter of Theodore and Ethel Allen. She married Kenneth Pergeson on Oct, 20, 1979 in Iola. 
Her greatest joy was her grandchildren.
Nadine was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Rusty Wellman; one daughter, Penny Cox Wellman; three brothers, Bobby Allen, Fred Allen, and Mitch Allen; and one sister, LaVerne Morgan.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Pergeson of the home; three sons, Kenneth Pergeson Jr. of Elsmore, Teddy Wellman of Emporia and James Wellman of Wichita; two daughters, Bonnie Fangman of Sedalia, Mo., and Linda Pergeson of Elsmore; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren;  and several nieces and nephews.
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Jimmy Jones


Iola native Jimmy Jones, 70, Salina, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ryan Mortuary, Salina.    Memorials are suggested to the Salina Animal Shelter or Hospice of Salina, in care of Ryan Mortuary, Salina.

Robert McHaley


Robert E. McHaley, 72, Paola, passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at the Miami County Medical Center in Paola.He was born April 22, 1944, the son of Roy Vernon McHaley and Nellie Augusta (Rinninger) McHaley. Robert grew up and attended schools in Iola.He was united in marriage... [More]

Tom Huston


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