Share |

Udell Hobelman

Udell Hobelman, 92, Colony, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Allen County Regional Hospital in Iola.
Udell was born Sept. 22, 1920, in Oklahoma City, Okla., the son of William and Anna Hobelman. He moved to the Moran area with his family.
He married Marjorie Hank and they later divorced. Udell and Freda Bohm were married and made their home on the Horville farm near Iola until moving to a farm southeast of Colony in 1973. She preceded him in death on Jan. 19, 1998.
Survivors are his son, Rodney Hobelman and wife, Michelle, Snohomish, Wash.; daughter, Kay Maple Westerman and husband, Wendell, Iola; sister, Dorothy Schultz and husband, Melvin, Sapulpa, Okla.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Olan Hobelman and a sister, Vera Harmon.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Highland Cemetery in Iola.
Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

OBITUARIES

Willie Smith

thumb

William V. “Willie” Smith, 91, Moran, passed away Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, at Allen County Regional Hospital.Willie was born Jan. 3, 1925, on a farm southeast of Savonburg, the son of Emmitt Robert and Anna Myrtle (Gemmill) Smith. He grew up on the family farm and graduated... [More]

George Varner

thumb

George W. Varner, 89, Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at Westwood Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center.Mr. Varner, the son of the late Henry and Alta Willsey Varner, was born Jan. 20, 1927 in Rest, Kan. He attended Benedict High School in Kansas and served... [More]

Robert Laver

thumb

Robert “Bob” Laver, 85, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Funeral services are at 3 p.m. Friday at Iola Baptist Temple, where visitation will begin an hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Gas City Cemetery. Feuerborn Family funeral service of Iola is in... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

LaHarpe eyes code violators

thumb

LAHARPE — A little common sense will go a long way when it comes to more strict enforcement of code violations, LaHarpe City Council members agreed Monday.The Council met in a special session with a handful of local residents who had been given notices on various violations... [More]

Family escapes burning van; comes to Iola

thumb

A woman and her three children have relocated to Iola after a fire destroyed the minivan they were traveling in Saturday afternoon.According to the Salina Journal, Sarah Hasch, 24, and her three children were in the process of relocating from Kansas to Texas when her vehicle... [More]

Fleming finds niche in Iola

thumb

To call Sid Fleming’s first two weeks on the job as a whirlwind is an understatement.“It’s still going pretty fast,” Fleming said Friday after introducing himself to the community as Iola’s new city administrator via the monthly “See, Hear... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Fillies finish fourth in their home Invitational

thumb

The Fillies junior varsity volleyball squad had their way with every team they faced in the Iola Junior Varsity Invitational — except for one team.That team was their rival from just down the road in Humboldt. The Cubs beat the Fillies twice, winning 26-24, 25-17 in straight... [More]

BOILING OVER: Red Devil men continue to struggle, benches clear

thumb

The men’s soccer season has not gotten off to a start that anyone at Allen Community College wanted and those frustrations were on full display Monday evening when the Red Devils hosted Northern Oklahoma A&M College.The team fell behind 6-2 in the first half against... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription