Thursday, July 30, 2015



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  • JOHN H. SCHMEAL JR.

    John H. “Jack” Schmeal Jr., 65, of Olsburg, died early Monday morning at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born on Feb. 28, 1949 in Newton, N.J. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan,

  • MARCIA ANN BOESE

    Marcia Ann Boese, 85, of Leonardville, died Feb. 25 at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Marcia was born on Feb. 17, 1929, in Lawrence, to the late William and Susan (Gallagher) Hail. On August 29, 1953, in Lawrence, Marcia married the love of her life, Ken Boese. She was a member of

  • PENNY J. (VAUGHN) STREETER

    Penny J. (Vaughn) Streeter, 56, of St. George, died Wednesday at the Meadowlark Hills-Honstead House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Oct. 17, 1957, in Chanute.  She was the daughter of Donald E. and Lenora J. (Larkin) Vaughn. Penny

  • JAMES CRAVENS

    James Cravens, 73, of Westmoreland, died Wednesday at his home.  Jim worked in commercial construction but is best known for his fourteen years working as a corrections officer at the Pottawatomie County Jail. He is also survived by his wife, Judy; daughters, Angela Coleman (Keith),

  • TIMOTHY EUGENE FINAN JR.

    Timothy Eugene Finan, Jr., 84, of Blaine, died Tuesday at the Westy Community Care Home. Gene served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict as a flight engineer on a B-29 Bomber. Later Gene worked as an aviation mechanic for TWA working on

  • JERRY BERGEN

    Dr. Gerald “Jerry” Bergen, 80, of Topeka, died at his home on Tuesday. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be at 1 p.m., on March 10 at Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel, 3700 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka.

  • MELVIN JOHNSON

    Melvin Johnson, 68, died Tuesday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Nov. 16, 1945, in Manhattan. He was the son of Alvin and Eva (Smith) Johnson.  Melvin was a life-time area resident, having graduated

  • GWENDOLYN STEVENSON

    Gwendolyn E. Stevenson, 99, died Sunday in Andover.  She had lived in Wichita since 2006. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Dec. 11, 1914, in Washington County. Her parents were Emamuel and Edith (Peterson) Erickson. Gwen received her elementary education at Macotte Rural

  • KENNETH MEYER

    Kenneth Wayne Meyer, 86, of Topeka, formerly of Alma, died Monday at his home.  He was a life-long resident of the area. Ken was born June 2, 1927, in Alma. He was the son of Hermann and Matilde Richter Meyer.  Ken’s father died early and

  • MELVIN JOHNSON

    Melvin D. Johnson, 68, of Manhattan, died Tuesday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born Nov. 16, 1945. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

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