Share |

Otis Smith

mugshot

Otis Merle Smith, Sr., 81, Moran, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Allen County Hospital.
Otis was born Feb. 21, 1932, at Harding, Ark., the son of Randall and Hester (Loveall) Smith.
On Jan. 7, 1956, he married Ruth E. Williams in Nevada, Mo. They had four children and divorced in 1984.
He and Donna M. (Jackman) Gonzalez were married on Aug. 20, 1988, in Moran, where they made their home.
Over the years, Otis worked at farming, in the oil fields, for Hi-Lo in Chanute, and in a small engine repair shop.
He was a member of Hope Chapel, east of Moran. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, gardening, small engine repair, playing the guitar and Western movies.
He is survived by his wife, Donna M. Smith; four children, Randall L. Smith, Iola, Alzina Kress and husband John, Iola, Joe Smith and wife Anna, Clinton, Mo., and Mary E. Smith, Iola; four step-children, Lisa Long and husband Toby, Moran, Shelly Culbertson and husband Matt, Chanute, Josiah Gonzalez and wife Jenifer, Chanute, and Nicholas Gonzalez and wife Sarah, Humboldt; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren and one step-great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Skylee Mansseh Fishback, four brothers, Everett, Leroy, Alfred and David Smith, and a sister, Mabel Smith.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Hope Chapel. Burial will be at Moran Cemetery, Moran.
Memorial choice is Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs program through the Iola Police Department and may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com. 

OBITUARIES

Jack Prather

thumb

Mildred native Jack L. Prather, 92, Ottawa, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Ottawa Retirement Village, Ottawa.Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Kincaid Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to Ottawa Retirement Village.You may send your condolences to the family... [More]

Kathy Peters

thumb

Kathy Marie Peters died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017.Kathy was born in Iola on July 18, 1958, to Francis and Alvina Peters. She attended St. John’s Catholic School and graduated from Iola High School. She worked at Miller’s Dress Factory in Iola. After graduating she went... [More]

Earlene Kincheloe

thumb

Earlene Kincheloe, 89, Iola, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 at Windsor Place in Iola.Funeral services will be Saturday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service of Iola. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. with the service following at 2 o’clock. Burial will follow at Lone Elm Cemetery... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Rising to the challenge: Economic development high on Iola’s to-do list in ‘17

thumb

Editor’s note; This is the second of a two-part series looking at economic development in Iola and Chanute, and challenges that lie ahead. When word got out early last year an aerospace component manufacturer was looking to locate to a community somewhere near Iola and... [More]

King: ‘Love stronger than evil’

thumb

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.” Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King, born on Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Ga., was celebrated... [More]

Sen. Tyson: Tough tasks lie ahead for lawmakers

thumb

Good news is hard to come by these days, Caryn Tyson said Monday.The Kansas senator, who represents Allen County, spoke with Allen County Farm Bureau members at their legislative update Monday evening.Rep. Kent Thompson, who also represents Iola and much of the county, was ill... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Humboldt Middle School girls fall against Cherryvale

thumb

HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt Middle School varsity girls team suffered a 46-21 loss at the hands of Cherryvale and Humboldt coach Scott Brady was not pleased with  his team’s performance following Monday’s game.“We have no toughness or ‘want to’... [More]

Cherryvale Middle School routs Humboldt

thumb

HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt Middle School boys varsity team suffered another lopsided loss on Monday when Cherryvale cruised to a 48-19 win.Humboldt coach Jeremy Weilert, though, was focused on the progress his group is making instead of the final score.“We did a much... [More]

More Sports

Subscribe or Renew
Chronicles of Allen County
Register Online Edition