Share |

Philip Butler

thumb
mugshot

Philip C. Butler, 96, Iola, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Allen County Hospital.
Phil was born Aug. 26, 1916, in Iola, the son of Levi Franklin and Anna Jane (Bowers) Butler. He started school in Yates Center before the family moved to Iola by covered wagon. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant and awarded two bronze stars.
Phil married Marjorie Gilliland and they had one daughter before they divorced. On Oct. 5, 1942, he married Emma M. (Dowell) Owen in San Antonio, Texas. After he completed his service in WWII, they made their home in Kansas City. In 1949 they moved to a farm north of Gas and in 1952 they moved to their current home northwest of Iola. Emma preceded him in death Feb. 1, 2002.
Phil worked as a machinist for Fritz Auto in Iola for almost 40 years. He was a member of the Iola American Legion and the LaHarpe VFW.
Survivors are four daughters, Vivian Michael, Margaret Robb, Judy Helman and husband Don and JoAnn Butler, all of Iola; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Sterlin Michael and John Robb; three grandchildren; five brothers, Donald, Robert, Charley, Forrest and Glenn; and five sisters, Phyllis Raney, Mae Hastings, Betty Finley, Hazel Adkins and Doris Gervais.
Visitation is from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel, Iola, prior to the funeral service at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

OBITUARIES

Elmer Munsen

thumb

Elmer Munsen, 93, Iola, passed away Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Windsor Place in Iola.   Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at RiverTree Christian Church, 301 W. Miller Rd. in Iola. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American... [More]

Grace “Billie" Parsons

thumb

Grace Fern “Billie” Parsons, 97, Iola, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Windsor Place in Iola.She was born Oct. 18, 1919, near Uncas, Okla. Grace was the second of four children born to William J. and Ida (Cafferty) Anderson. Grace grew up in Newkirk, Okla.,... [More]

Roberta Hutton

thumb

Roberta Jean “Bert” Hutton, 78, Iola, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Allen County Regional Hospital.Bert was born Feb. 19, 1938, in Iola, one of 11 children born to John and Lela (Banks) Gumfory. She grew up in Iola. On Feb. 14, 1955, Bert married Charles... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Keagle champions giving

thumb

What evolved into Tracy Keagle’s Santa Toy Shop began years ago when she baked cookies a few days before Christmas to give away. Husband Willie wasn’t too keen on helping with the project, but he’s a part of the story about what Keagle’s done for a good... [More]

Toronto freelancer finds creative outlet

thumb

TORONTO — In 2015, the actress Gwyneth Paltrow published a holiday gift guide on her trendy lifestyle website, Goop, that promoted, among its many items, a sort of flowing, plum-colored dreamcatcher that retailed for about $500. “A gorgeous dreamcatcher that moonlights... [More]

Capper’s stays on top of traditions

thumb

Fashion trends come and go, but Brent and Carla Capper have learned all too well that some things — particularly with jewelry — never go out of style. Especially at Christmas. For example, the Cappers know most of their male customers likely won’t do much... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Allen skid persists with home loss

thumb

Allen Community College coach Todd Buchanan has repeatedly referred to himself and assistant coach Rachel Janzen as “mad scientists” as they go through the season with nine of their 10 available players beginning freshmen as they try to discover which groups work... [More]

NEAR MISS: Red Devils fall short of upset bid with Barton

thumb

For 38 minutes, Allen Community College coach Andy Shaw was extremely pleased with how his team performed. It was just the last two minutes that proved too much for the Red Devils to overcome on Wednesday night in a 78-73 loss to undefeated Barton Community College.“I just... [More]

More Sports

Chronicles of Allen County
Register Online Edition Renew your subscription