NEOSHO COUNTY, KANSAS

OBITUARIES

OLIVER, JUNE N.

June N. Oliver 1922 - 2005

June Nelson Oliver, 83, Chanute, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, at her home.
She was born May 21, 1922, on a farm near Vilas, the daughter of Gus S. and Anna P. Nelson. She graduated from Vilas High School and received her teaching certificate from Pittsburg State Teachers College.
She taught school near Altoona and later worked as a claims processor for American State Insurance Company, retiring in 1995 after 24 years of service.
She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.
On June 2, 1942, she married Harold Weis. They later divorced. On Oct. 8, 1967, she married Elmer J. Oliver. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, Jerry E. Weis, Kansas City, Mo.; three stepsons, Robert Oliver, Lawrence, Raymond Oliver, Warsaw, Mo., and Richard Oliver, Chanute; a stepdaughter, Judy Ulshafer, Harrison, Ark.; a sister, Jean Doudna, Chanute; and 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, G.E. "Bud" Nelson, and an infant sister, Vera Louise Nelson.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Otterbein United Methodist Church, led by Pastor Steven Churchill. Burial will be in Vilas Bethel Cemetery west of Chanute.
The family will receive friends from 7 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where memorials to Safari Museum or Chanute Library may be left.
Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel, Chanute, is in charge of arrangements. 08/09/2005; 11:56:59 AM
(The Chanute Tribune, August 9, 2005, submitted by Neil Hanson)

Eleanor Faye Russell
1934 - 2011 Humboldt

RUSSELL, ELEANOR FAYE

Eleanor Russell, 77, Humboldt, died Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Eleanor was born in rural Allen Country on Feb. 11, 1934, the daughter of Roy and Gladys Wright Riley. She graduated from Humboldt High School in 1952.
Eleanor worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone for several years as an operator in Humboldt. She spent most of her life as a homemaker.
She was a member of the Humboldt United Methodist Church.
Eleanor is survived by her husband, Howard Russell, of the home; one son, David Russell, Chanute; one daughter, Susan and husband Pat Ellis, Humboldt; one grandson, Riley Ellis; and one brother, Dennis Riley, Dallas, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 6 at United Methodist Church in Humboldt. There will be a private family burial following the service.
She will be in-State on Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel.
(The Chanute Tribune, May 4, 2011, submitted by Neil Hanson)

LARSON, ALMA J.

A former Chanute resident, Alma J. Larson, 87, died Sunday in the McPherson hospital after two years of illness.

After attendance at Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia, she taught school. She graduated from Chanute Business College and was employed as a secretary for several firms, the last being Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Okla.

She was a former member of Vilas Bethel Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a sister Mrs. E. R. Danielson, Lindsborg, and a brother, Oscar Larson, R 1, Vilas. She was preceded in death by a sister and seven brothers.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Vilas Bethel Lutheran Church with the Rev. E. R. Danielson, Lindsborg, a retired missionary from Africa, officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. (Source Unknown, October 1973, submitted by Neil Hanson)

LARSON, OSCAR R.

Oscar R. Larson, 94, died today, Dec 10, 1990 at the home of his niece, Helen Larson, 105 S Plummer. He had been in poor health.

On July 16, 1919, he was married to Myrtle Nelson in the Nelson home in Vilas. She preceded him in death on Dec. 17, 1968.

He was a lifelong resident of the Vilas area. He was a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church, Vilas, and Farm Bureau.

Survivors include a son, Milton Larson, R.2; a sister Lillian Danielson, Lindsborg. He was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.

Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Bethel Lutheran Church, the Rev. Charles Ledin officiating. Burial is in Vilas Cemetery. Memorials to Bethel Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society are suggested. Gibsob-Kock-Friskel Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (The Chanute Tribune, December 10, 1990, submitted by Neil Hanson)

LARSON, MILTON RUDOLPH

Milton Rudolph Larson, 83, Chanute, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.

He was born March 28, 1920 in Vilas, the son of Oscar and Myrtle Nelson Larson.

He graduated from Vilas High School and Chanute Junior College.

He worked for Boeing Aircraft Company, Wichita, as a machinist, retiring with 40 years of service. He then moved back to the Vilas area to farm with his father.

He was a lifelong member of the Vilas Bethel Lutheran Church.

He was a coin collector and enjoyed watching basketball.

On Sept. 18, 1955 he married Virginia Elinor Coleman in Vilas. She died in 2001.

Survivors include a cousin, Helen Larson, Chanute, with whom he lived; two aunts and several other cousins.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at Gibson-Koch-Friskel Chapel. Burial will follow in Vilas Cemetery. Visitation is from 1 - 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial in his name may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Gibson-Koch-Friskel Chapel, Chanute, is in charge of arrangements. (The Chanute Tribune, November 2003, submitted by Neil Hanson)

LARSON, HELEN MARIE

Helen Marie Larson, 87, Chanute, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at her home.

She was born May 22, 1918, on Sunny Hill Farm in rural Vilas, the daughter of Gustaf M. and Anna Hanson Larson. She attended school in Lindsborg, graduating from Lindsborg High School in 1935. She earned her RN degree from Trinity Lutheran Hospital, Kansas City, in 1940.

She moved to Chanute in 1951 and worked for 37 years as a nurse for Dr. Abbuehl and Dr. Ashley. She also worked at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center for seven years before retiring.

She was a member of Vilas Bethel Lutheran Church.

Survivors include eight nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lewis and Albert Larson, and a sister, Harriet Larson.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at the funeral home, led by the Rev. J. Rolland Christenson. Burial will be in Vilas Bethel Cemetery on west 21st St.

The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where memorials to Trinity Lutheran Hospital Nursing Center may be left.

Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel, Chanute, is in charge of arrangements. (The Chanute Tribune, October 14, 2005, submitted by Neil Hanson)

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