Share |

Wendy Frazell

thumb
mugshot

Wendell Wayne Frazell, Iola, died Jan. 1, 2013 in his home. He was 87 years old.
Wendy was born April 19, 1925, in Iola to the late Jay C. Frazell and Ethel M. (Baker) Frazell. He grew up in Iola and attended the Iola schools.
On Dec. 28, 1944, Wendy married Georgia L. Blohm. Georgia preceded Wendy in death Dec. 28, 2011.
Wendy served in the United States Navy in World War II, from 1943-1945.
He was a coxswain boatswain’s mate on the naval ship Allioth. The ship and sailors sailed to Pearl Harbor after its bombing. Years later, while vacationing in Oahu, Hawaii, Wendy was honored to raise the American flag at the Arizona Memorial. Wendy also enjoyed the honor flight to Washington, D.C. to see the World War II Memorial with fellow servicemen.
Wendy graduated from Pittsburg State University  in 1952. He was a teacher and coach at Uniontown and LaCygne high schools. He was happy to return to Iola, to teach and coach at the high school in 1962. He also served as the athletic director for several years retiring in 1990.
Wendy enjoyed being around his students, and tried to make a difference in their lives, like they made in his.
Wendy enjoyed fishing, gardening, hosting fish fries, and watching his favorite team, the Pittsburg State Gorillas, and loved being with family and friends.
He is survived by a daughter Linda Monninger and husband Joe, Iola; three sons, Kent Frazell and wife Peggy, Chanute, Craig Frazell and wife Sharon, Kincaid, and Jay Don Frazell and wife Tammi, Iola; grandchildren, Denise Umphenour and husband Gary, Lee Anne Ewing and husband Tom, Scott Monninger, Tara Small and husband Chad, Clete Frazell and wife Jill, Curt Frazell and fiance Allison Koehler, Preston Frazell and girlfriend Kelli Campbell, Hunter Frazell, Chelsey Brooks and Connor Frazell; great-grandchildren, Makenzi Umphenour, Madison Umphenour, Sydney Ewing, Brock Small, Cade Small, Bo Small, and Gage Frazell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Elmer and Clyde Frazell.
Cremation has taken place.
Memorial visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel.
Inurnment will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola, at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Iola High School Athletic Department and left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

OBITUARIES

Vincent Gehlen

thumb

Vincent Adam Gehlen, 89, Moran, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, at his home.He was born Oct. 17,1927, in Colwich, to Aloysious “Ollie” and Mary (Bayer) Gehlen. He grew up in Colwich and served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1947. He married Elizabeth Rose “Betty”... [More]

Jesse ‘JD’ Schaal

thumb

Jesse D. “JD” Schaal, 81, Chanute, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, at Via Christi–St. Francis in Wichita.JD was born on Jan. 10, 1936, in Chanute, the son of Jess and Marie (Stitt) Schaal.JD graduated from Chanute High School in 1954. On Sept. 16, 1956,... [More]

Ashley Lord

thumb

Ashley Janelle Lord, 29, Hermitage, Tenn., formerly of Moran, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, at TriStar Summit Medical Center, Hermitage.Ashley was born to Jamie (Siefker) Lord and Marty Lord on March 22, 1988, in Farmington, Mo. Ashley began school at Bismarck, Mo., where... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Humanity House receives $40K grant

thumb

Humanity House has received a $40,000 grant from The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, it learned Wednesday.As a capacity building grant for programs and salaries, the funds will enable Tracy Keagle, executive director, and Georgia Masterson, chairman of the board... [More]

ACARF’S FINANCIAL WOES MOUNT

thumb

LAHARPE — Janice and Robyn Porter are not related, but they are kindred spirits in their passion for animals.Wednesday afternoon Janice, director of ACARF, and Robyn, whose self-assumed duties are too many to list, talked about the successes of the Allen County Animal Rescue... [More]

Allen Co. Democrats prepare for 2018 race

thumb

The Allen County Democratic Party celebrated its second anniversary on Monday with a gathering that included the chairman of the Kansas Democratic Party, John Gibson; 2nd congressional district hopeful and former gubernatorial candidate, Paul Davis; and a slab of chocolate cake... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

THREE-STEP PLAN: Kunkler sets Fillies’ high-hurdle record

thumb

FORT SCOTT — The Fort Scott Junior Varsity Invitational provided the Iola track and field team a chance to showcase some of their underclassmen and they responded with eight first-place finishers, four for the Fillies and four for the Mustangs.Elysia Kunkler led the Fillies... [More]

Cubs pound Chargers for sweep

thumb

CHERRYVALE — The Humboldt Cub softball team had over a week off, but that rust certainly didn’t show in Cherryvale on Tuesday when they swept the Chargers by scores of 18-0 and 21-0.“I was very happy with our performance,” Humboldt coach Brad Piley said.In... [More]

More Sports

Subscribe or Renew
Chronicles of Allen County