Share |

Oleta Venhaus

Oleta M. Venhaus, 88, Humboldt, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Oleta was born in St. Paul on March 7, 1925, the daughter of Herman and Mary (Lero) Spielbusch. She attended school in St. Paul.
She was united in marriage to Lawrence Venhaus on Nov. 25, 1943, in St. Paul. He preceded her in death in 1986.
Oleta was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed cooking for her family. She enjoyed many hobbies over the years, including traveling, camping, and stained glass.
She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Humboldt. She had made her home at Arrowood Assisted Living in Humboldt for the past four years.
Oleta is survived by her children, Don Venhaus and his wife Neva, Wichita, Jean Flores and her husband Chris, Humboldt, Linda O’Connor and her companion, Leonard Barnett, Humboldt, and daughter-in-law Andrea Venhaus, Topeka; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one brother, Bill Spielbusch, St. Paul.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Lawrence; a son Glen Venhaus; a son-in-law Mark O’Connor; an infant sister Velma; a sister Mary; a brother Gene; and twin brothers, Matthew and Martin.
Mass of Christian burial was today at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Humboldt. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials in her name may be made to St. Patrick Catholic School in Chanute and may be left with Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.

OBITUARIES

Artie Farris Collins

thumb

“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.” (Psalm 116:15)God, in His infinite wisdom called our beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, faithful servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, A. F. Collins, from labor to reward.Artie Farris Collins was... [More]

Frances Poffenbarger

thumb

Frances May Poffenbarger, 82, rural Toronto, passed away Sunday morning, March,19, 2017, at the home of her granddaughter,Tisha, in LaHarpe. Frances was born June 1, 1943, the daughter of Allen Francis “Heiny” and Pauline (Belvoir) Heinrich. She spent her childhood... [More]

Shirley Heath

thumb

  Shirley Arlene Heath, 67, Longton, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Sedan. Shirley was born on June 17, 1949 in Iola, the daughter of Charles and Peggy (Schaeffer) Barker. On April 20, 1969, Shirley married Robert Heath in Tacoma, Wash. They later divorced. Shirley... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Fighting fire with fire: Women working outside the box

thumb

March is National Women’s History Month. The 2017 theme honors women who have successfully challenged the traditional role of women in the workplace. Ashley Robb, 32, Iola, is a local woman who has not only challenged the role of women in the paid labor force but also challenged... [More]

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE: Lumberyard a ruse, Iola man fumes

thumb

Up until a week ago, Roland Sutterby’s plans were to manage a multi-million-dollar lumberyard in Iola’s vacated Herff Jones plant.The excitement was palpable.He had in his hands a contract to purchase the old Herff Jones plant. He was riding in a $60,000 fully loaded... [More]

Step aside, Angie Dickinson: Women working outside the box

thumb

March is National Women’s History Month. The 2017 theme honors women who have successfully challenged the traditional role of women in the workplace. Andrea Umbarger, 25, Humboldt, is a local woman who has not only challenged the role of women in the paid labor force but... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Pair of foreign exchange students add international flair to Fillies

thumb

The Fillies have benefited from a unique dynamic all year with three continents represented amongst the basketball and softball teams.Senior Sofia Generi was one of the team’s managers for basketball and has been a player on Iola’s volleyball and softball teams this... [More]

ROAD SPLIT: Red Devils take series opener in Chanute

thumb

CHANUTE — The Red Devil baseball team got off to a hot start in game one on Thursday in Chanute with a big six-run second inning to take a quick lead against Neosho County Community College.Allen Community College’s Sky-Lar Culver and Robby Enriquez each homered in... [More]

More Sports

Subscribe or Renew
Chronicles of Allen County
Register Online Edition