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    Michael D. Nelson, 64, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Oct. 26, 1949, in Manhattan, the son of Robert and Elizabeth (Scott) Nelson. Michael attended the local elementary schools and graduated


    Thomas N. Taylor, 18, of Davenport, Iowa, died of a gunshot wound on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Thomas was an intelligent, loving and caring young man who lost his life far too soon. Thomas is survived by his parents, Todd M. Taylor and his significant other, Stephnie Soto,


    Evelyn Pfaff Lawson, 88, of Leonardville died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.


    David G. Young, 62, of Olathe, formerly of Wamego, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Olathe Chapel. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Wamego City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.


    Rebecca Rose “Becky” Branam, 49, formerly of Ogden, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Mrs. Branam was a former Social Security Administration service representative. She was preceded in death by her mother, Wanda Clark. Survivors include her husband, Richard Branam; father, James Clark; parents-in-law, Gale and Martha Branam; son,


    Lois I. Conlin, 87, of Topeka, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Lois was born June 26, 1927, in Wakefield, the daughter of Clarence and Alice (Carlstrom) Carpenter. She graduated from Wakefield Rural High School. Upon graduation, she moved to Topeka where she worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for


    Winifred R. Denning died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Salina Regional Health Center. A memorial Mass for Winifred Rose Denning, 92, Salina, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29, at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Winnie was born March 24, 1922, in Kansas City, Mo., to Velta Bell and Glenn Moore. She


    James N. “Jim” Black, 81, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. Jim was born Nov. 20, 1932, in Minneapolis. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.


    Charles L. Schmidt, 62, of rural Antonino, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at his home. He was born April 13, 1952, in Hays to Richard R. and Mabel M. (Werth) Schmidt. He graduated from St. Joseph Military Academy in 1970. He married Alexia Gross in 1975 in Antonino. Charles was a farmer


    Michael Paul Pachta, 47, of Riley, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, of natural causes at his home. He was born Sept. 7, 1967, in Belleville, Kansas to Vincent P. Pachta and Judith (Nobert) Pachta. He was the middle of five children. Mike attended school in Munden and Belleville High School,

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