John Wayne Samples

Dec. 30, 1950 – June 23, 2016

OSAGE CITY—John Wayne Samples, Topeka, died June 23, 2016. He was 65.

He was born Dec. 30, 1950, the only child of John W. and Naomi “OMA” Elizabeth Parscale Samples, Mattfield Green.

He grew up in Mattfield Green and attended school in Cottonwood Falls, graduating in 1969. He later attended Emporia State University.

He married Carol Samples. They later divorced. He married Debbie Samples. They later divorced as well.

John Wayne Samples

Dec. 30, 1950 – June 23, 2016

OSAGE CITY—John Wayne Samples, Topeka, died June 23, 2016. He was 65.

He was born Dec. 30, 1950, the only child of John W. and Naomi “OMA” Elizabeth Parscale Samples, Mattfield Green.

He grew up in Mattfield Green and attended school in Cottonwood Falls, graduating in 1969. He later attended Emporia State University.

He married Carol Samples. They later divorced. He married Debbie Samples. They later divorced as well.

Elizabeth Myers

Oct. 18, 1917 – June 26, 2016

CARBONDALE—Elizabeth Myers, Carbondale, died June 26, 2016, at home. She was 98.

She was born Oct. 18, 1917, at Carbondale, the daughter of Archibald and Mary Erskine.

She married Cecil Kinnett. He died April 19, 1970. They farmed near Auburn most of her life. She married Jim Myers. He died shortly after.

She was employed at Harry’s IGA. She was a member of Carbondale Church of Christian Fellowship.

She was preceded in death by two infant sons.

Marguerite Beatty Gray

May 1, 1917 – June 26, 2016

OSAGE CITY—Marguerite Beatty Gray, Lyndon, died June 26, 2016, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City. She was 99.

She was born May 1, 1917, at Lyndon, the daughter of Carl and Vesta Burkdoll Beatty. She grew up in Lyndon. She lived in Wichita and Chicago before moving back to Lyndon.

She worked in the aircraft plants in Wichita during World War II and then worked as a waitress and restaurant manager most of her life.

She married Tom Gray Sept. 23, 1982, at Chicago, Ill. He preceded her in death.

Eugene Edmond Malhiot

Feb. 26, 1936 – June 25, 2016

BURLINGAME—Eugene Edmond Malhiot, Burlingame, entered heaven on June 25, 2016. He was 80.

He was born Feb. 26, 1936, at Los Angeles, Calif., the son of Philip Eugene Malhiot and Eugenia Jodoin, who were French Canadian, and became citizens of the United States.

He married Sharon Denise Walker Jan. 15, 1960, at Kansas City, Mo. She survives of the home.

Council member to resign after June 28 meeting

OSAGE CITY—Long-time Osage City Council Member and former Osage City Chief of Police of Ed Meuller will complete his service to the city with his final meeting as a member of the Osage City Council on June 28.

Quintin Robert, mayor, made the announcement that Mueller has given his resignation at the June 14 meeting of the city council. Meuller has served 11 years as a member of the council.

An advertisement for the open council position ran in the June 23 edition of The Herald-Chronicle.

Debra Kay Reed

July 10, 1956 – June 24, 2016

OVERLAND PARK—Debra Kay Reed, Melvern, died June 24, 2016, at Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park. She was 59.

She was born July 10, 1956, at Burlington, the daughter of Paul and Ruth Hursh Birk. She grew up in Burlington, where she graduated from Burlington High School in 1974. She lived west of Melvern since 1975.

She was a homemaker all of her life. She was a member of the Coffey County Cancer Support Group.

She married Marvin Reed July 12, 1974. He survives of the home.

Azwells, Bell to represent Osage City at fair

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Chamber of Commerce has selected Dave and Tara Azwell as Mr. and Mrs. Osage City. The Azwells have been active, longtime members of Osage City.

“It is quite an honor,” said Dave. “I was always tickled at the other couples that were nominated. We’re at the bottom of a list of good people.”

Dave is originally from Oklahoma City, though he moved to Kansas City around the age of 10. Tara is also from Kansas City.

Burlingame city maintenance to work on ditches

BURLINGAME—The June 20 Burlingame City Council meeting allowed for an extensive discussion of the upkeep of ditches around the town.

Bud and Virginia Bender voiced their concern to the council on the state of their ditch, stating that it had been worked on by the city, but that it was left in poor condition.

“Who is going to maintain the ditch?” said Virginia. She said that with the tree roots sticking out and the shape, neither her nor her husband would be able to keep it up.

Quenemo ditch reconstruction aimed at flood control

QUENEMO—The Quenemo City Council met June 17 in a special meeting to tie up a few loose ends. Primarily, they focused on fixing the alley that was causing drainage problems at the last council meeting.

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