Willie Adam Stolhand, 95, Towanda, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Lakepoint Nursing Center, El Dorado. Services will be at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at Towanda United Methodist Church. Visitation with the family present will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado. Interment will follow the funeral in Towanda Cemetery.
Willie was born on Jan. 7, 1918, in Maize County, Okla., the son of John Austin and Nancy Alifair (Seymour) Stolhand. He was drafted into the Army in 1942. He worked as a Santa Fe Freight agent in Iola, and then in 1951 moved to Towanda where he worked for Boeing and then took a job at Beech Aircraft. He started at Beech at 95 cents an hour. He worked as a tool crib attendant; expediter and tool scheduler. On Feb. 12, 1981, Willie retired after 30 years of working for Beech Aircraft.
He was a member of Towanda Methodist Church and the American Legion Post 406. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and working on his hobbies which included woodworking, leatherwork, bird watching, feeding his birds, fishing, camping, doing crossword puzzles and chewing tobacco.
On April 15, 1949, Willie and Wilma Wells were united in marriage in Iola.
Survivors include his wife and nine children and their spouses, Lucille Thomas, El Dorado, Frank Schomaker and wife Janice, Humboldt, Mary Young and husband Darrel, Garnett, John Schomaker and wife Betty, El Dorado, Louise Campbell, Bella Vista, Ark., Brenda Dodson and husband Marvin, Towanda, Willey Stolhand and wife Kenetha, El Dorado, Judy Edwards, Ponca City, Okla., Carol Lauver and husband Bill, Ponca City, and two honorary sons and their spouses Gene Thomas and wife Joyce, Towanda, and Don Arnold and wife Vicki, Towanda. In addition they have 34 grandchildren, 79 great-grandchildren and 30 great-great-grandchildren. Willie’s family totaled around 180 counting all his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and their spouses.
Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation and left with Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado, which is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences to the family can be sent to www.carlsoncolonial.com.
Shirley Eleanor Bauer, age 78, Elsmore, went to meet her savior Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born April 14, 1938 in Kansas City, Missouri to Ralph Bauer and Violet Samp Bauer. She was the oldest of five children and grew up on the... [More]
Opal Henderson, 83, Neosho Falls, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, Iola. Burial will follow in the Cedarvale Cemetery, Neosho Falls. The... [More]
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]
A person of interest is in custody today following a reported homicide in Iola Tuesday. Police Chief Jared Warner told the Register the victim was a female. The incident apparently occurred on West Edwards Street. Warner was scheduled to meet with Allen County Attorney Jerry... [More]
Allen County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to obligate up to $30,000 for each of the next five years to make improvements to Allen County Fair buildings. Fair board members proposed a five-year plan several months ago, and a week ago asked commissioners to provide... [More]
“Mildred: A Century” will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Iola Public Library. Mildred is perhaps most famous for the century-old store, known for decades as Charlie Brown’s. New owner Regena Lance will discuss its history, its famous sandwiches... [More]
- Suspect in custody after local killing
- County OKs Fair Board request
- Mildred’s 100th in focus
- 'Fin-tastic' lessons: SAFE BASE students help dissect shark
- Rising to the challenge: Economic development high on Iola’s to-do list in ‘17
- King: ‘Love stronger than evil’
- Sen. Tyson: Tough tasks lie ahead for lawmakers
- GROWING TO THE SOUTH
BURLINGTON — Paola jumped on Iola early in the first round of the girls’ Burlington Invitational and cruised to a 54-31 victory over the Fillies. The game might not be the Fillies’ most devastating loss of the night though. With 1:31 left in the third quarter,... [More]
BURLINGTON — When the Mustangs carried a 14-point lead into the fourth quarter on Tuesday night against Labette County in the first round of the Burlington Invitational, few people would have guessed a Mustang victory would depend on a game-winning shot in the last minute... [More]
- Wade injures ankle in Fillies’ first-round loss to Panthers
- Iola overcomes late Labette County charge
- Humboldt, Marmaton Valley open Pleasanton Tournament
- Humboldt Middle School girls fall against Cherryvale
- Cherryvale Middle School routs Humboldt
- Humboldt girls lose in Galesburg
- Beavers roll past Red Devils
- Three-point barrage sparks Red Devils in win over Beavers