Linn County News
Published October 25, 2023
Wanda Mae Heady, 60, of Centerville, Kan., died on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, surrounded by her family. Wanda was born Oct. 27, 1962, in Kansas City, Mo., to Raymond Emil and Linda Mae (Bingham) Weller, Sr. She grew up in Osawatomie. After graduating from Osawatomie High School in 1981, she attended Johnson County Community College where she completed her Associate in Science in Information Technology. She was employed by JCC as a microcomputer technician. On June 1, 1981, she married the love of her life, Orlin Scott Heady in Paola, Kan.
Wanda was an outdoor girl through and through. She enjoyed flowers, the hummingbirds that swarmed her feeders, and fishing. She was happiest on the back of a boat with a line in the water. She was an artist with a camera and enjoyed photographing all types of wildlife. She even had numerous game cameras set up on the trails around their property. Many happy hours were spent mowing those trails for the grandkids to enjoy. Key West was her second home and she loved the ocean equally well as the land. Traveling was always an adventure, although she enjoyed the destinations, it was the journey along the way that she cherished.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Thomas Weller. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Orlin Heady; son, Wade Heady; daughter, Megan Mullins (Chris); brother, Raymond Weller, Jr. (Rebecca); sister, Brenda Weller; three grandchildren Emily, Tyson, and Boston Mullins; her two babies, Gunner, a Great Dane and Neapolitan Mastiff, and Ruby Rose, a German Shepherd and Husky.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023, at Richland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023, at Schneider Funeral Homes & Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Friends and family may leave on line condolences at www.schneiderfunerals.com.
Linn County News Published Nov. 29, 2023 Larry Wayne Miller, age 65 of Pleasanton, Kan., passed away, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023, in Fort Scott, Kan. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory,... [More]
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- Marcia D. Mathes ~ 03-31-1947 to 11-09-2023
- Joyce Elaine Hewitt (née Terry) ~ 03-26-1941 to 11-01-2023
- Edward Lee “Butch” Samyn ~ 11-28-1947 to 11-07-2023
- Gary John Hald ~ 01-19-1946 to 11-02-2023
- Neal DeWayne Peterson ~ 03-05-1946 to 10-03-2023
- Albert Leroy â€œLeeâ€ Wright ~ 11-24-1938 to 10-20-2023
- Ruth Royer Funk Slover ~ 12-11-1937 â€“ 10-26-2023
- James Roger Jagow ~ 12-31-1927 to 10-22-2023
During the Nov. 27 meeting of the Linn County Commissioners, County Counselor Gary Thompson requested a 15-minute executive session for legal matters to review the resolution he had drafted, in response to and to set in place, the moratorium that was decided on by a 2-1 vote... [More]
At the direction of its board of education, Unified School District 362 administration will be seeking information from school districts now utilizing a four-day school week. Hearing at the board’s regular monthly meeting Nov. 21 that most districts using the four-day... [More]
Joey McLiney with McLiney and Co., a division of SAMCO Capital, spoke to commissioners on Monday, Nov. 27, noting they are ready to go public on the sale of the bond refinance that was previously approved by commissioners. McLiney noted that they had been waiting to do so in... [More]
- Commissioners vote 2-1 for one year moratorium on solar farms
- Linn County Planning and Zoning meeting leads to moratorium request for Commissioners
- Kansas Senator speaks on ills of green energy
- Election canvass held Nov. 20, abstract approved
- Thanksgiving events
- Commissioners revisited on possible homeless shelter
- Motorcycle group pulls out of Pleasanton
- Linn Valley council stymied after mayor resigns
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The start of the competitive basketball season is still more than a week away for the three Linn County schools, but across the Missouri state line, the Miami girls’ squad has already equaled its on-court victory total from last year. Rebuffing a Hermitage second-half... [More]
- Prairie View football has seven players make Pioneer All League
- Prairie View football ends season against Parsons
- Jayhawk 8-2 season mirrors 2022 campaign
- Prairie View routs Baxter Springs in first round of the playoffs
- Allen is 3A State runner-up
- Jays finish season, lose at bi-district
- Champlin competes at 2A State cross country
- Blu-Jays secure winning campaign
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