Share |

Wilbur Brooks

mugshot

Wilbur W. Brooks, 80, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, in Harlingen, Texas following a long battle with COPD. His wife, Nancy, was at his side.
Wilbur was born on Nov. 24, 1933, at home in Kincaid. Following graduation in 1951, Wilbur enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He retired as a Master Sergeant after 21 years. While in the service, he was stationed in many places including Japan, Philippines, and Thailand to name a few.
In 1958, he met and married Janice Pettigrew. They had two sons. They separated in 1962. Wilbur met Irene Rubino in New Jersey and they were married on Aug. 8, 1964. They had two daughters.
After retiring, they moved back to Kincaid, where he farmed and raised feeder pigs. Wilbur spent many years as a 4-H leader, worked on the Anderson County Fair Board, coached girls softball and was a lifetime member of the Kincaid Lodge No. 338. He worked at Klein Tools in Moran for 15 years.
Irene passed away in 1994. In 1995, he met and married Nancy Ward. They moved to Harlingen in 2002. Wilbur loved to hunt and fish, enjoyed traveling and loved to play cards with the grandkids.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Paul and Zella Adams Brooks, wife Irene and brother Willard.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; sister Maxine Dreher and husband Stanley of Iola; children Ward Paul Brooks and wife Carolyn of St. Joseph, Mo., Timothy Brooks and wife Melinda of Louisiana, Mo., daughter Sheila Dukes and husband Troy of Drakesboro, Ky., daughter Sharon Frazell and husband Craig of Kincaid; stepdaughter Monica Mikkelson and husband Keith of Macomb, Mich.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place. Graveside services to be in Mildred will be announced later.

OBITUARIES

Jerry Lindsay

thumb

Jerry Wayne Lindsay, 63, of Garnett, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016, in Warren, Mich. He was born on July 25, 1952, in Garnett, the son of Emmett Eugene and Dixie Claire (Huggins) Lindsay. Jerry attended elementary school in Bush City, and later graduated from Garnett High... [More]

Patrica Litherland

thumb

Patrica Janette (Hobbs) Litherland, 70, Humboldt, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Topeka.   Patrica was born on Dec. 3, 1945 in Chanute, the daughter of Boyd W. Hobbs and Dorothy L. Beck. She grew up in Toronto with her sister and cousins. Like most folks in... [More]

Sharon Saterfiel

thumb

Sharon Kay (White) Bagnall Saterfiel, 66, Colony, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at her daughter’s home in Iola. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Iola. Memorials are suggested to Allen County Hospice.   Feuerborn Family... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Pictures of Iola requested

thumb

As the 20th Century drew to a close, former Register owners Emerson Jr. and Mickey Lynn put the finishing touches on a two-volume, 1,000-page book dedicated to the early days of Iola and Allen County’s history. “The Annals of Iola and Allen County” volumes... [More]

Lehigh Portland trail complex draws rave reviews

thumb

S aturday’s dedication of a new hiking and biking trail south of Iola included a lesson on the value of perseverance. John McRae, former Iola mayor and on the board of Iola Industries, told a gathering of about 125 that when the Lehigh Portland cement plant south of Iola... [More]

City orders 5 percent spending cut

thumb

While Iola officials struggle with closing an $800,000 gap in the city’s 2017 budget, City Administrator Carl Slaugh notes the 2016 spending plan also must be addressed. Slaugh said at Friday’s See, Hear Iola session that he has ordered an across-the-board, 5-percent... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Iola’s Single-A team loses pair of close games in Ottawa

thumb

OTTAWA —  The Post 15 Indians took a mixed squad of Double-A and Single-A players to Ottawa on Friday. In the doubleheader, the Single-A team was clipped by a lone run in each game losing to Ottawa 6-5 and 3-2. In the first game, starting pitcher Darius Greenawalt... [More]

Honeycutt represents hometown on the big stage

thumb

In less than a month, Josh Honey-cutt will have the chance of a lifetime. The 2007 Iola High School graduate will compete in the triple jump in Eugene, Ore., at the U.S. Olympic Trials with his sights set on earning a place on the U.S. Olympic Team bound for Rio de Janeiro,... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription