Friday, September 4, 2015



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  • MARY CARR

    Mary Carr, affectionally known as “Grandma,” 92, of Manhattan, died Jan. 30.  At Mary’s request there will only be a visitation, not a funeral.  She wished everyone to have a “final” cup of coffee with her if they wished from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on

  • WILLIS B. ‘BUD’ BECKLEY

    Willis Boyd “Bud” Beckley, 74, of Manhattan, died Thursday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Jan. 7, 1940, in Denver. He was the son of Willis Quinby and Leona (Burton) Beckley.  Bud moved

  • JEAN BIRK

    Velva Jean Stroble Birk, 83, of Wamego, died Friday. The family provided some of the following information Jean was born June 19, 1930, in Elk City. She graduated from Wamego High School in 1948. Jean is survived by her husband of 65 years, Bill; four children, Timothy D. Birk, Colleen

  • IRMA MAXINE SPELLMAN

    Irma Maxine Spellman, 92, died Saturday at Presbyterian Manor in Clay Center. The family provided some of the following information. She was born April 15, 1921, in Las Animas, Colo., to Lee and Gertrude (Rice) Askey Irma was raised in the Ponca City, Okla., area. She married Earl

  • CECILE DEPEW

    Cecile Sueann “Sissy” Depew, 75, of Westmoreland, died Sunday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She was a long-time resident of the area. The family provided some of the following information. Sissy was born Dec. 18, 1938, in Noblesville, Ind. She was the daughter of Frank J.

  • JACK JAHNKE

    John William “Jack” Jahnke, 99, of Riley, died Monday at Brewster Place in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on March 15, 1914, at Leonardville. He was the son of John William and Clara S. (Siebecker) Jahnke.  On June 7, 1939, he was

  • DOROTHY SMITH

    Dorothy Star (Root) Smith, 62, of Manhattan, died Sunday after a courageous and extensive battle with lung disease at Mercy Regional Health Center. The family provided some of the following information. Dorothy was born Dec. 30, 1951, in Jersey City, N.J. and spent her childhood on a

  • JACK JAHNKE

    John W. “Jack” Jahnke, 99, of Riley died Monday at the Brewster Place in Topeka. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

  • FERN LINDAHL

    Fern Dee Lindahl, 98, died Saturday in Watsonville, Calif. The family provided some of the following information. Fern was born Sept. 7, 1915, in Munden to Will and Frances (Griffeth) Strnad. She grew up in Munden and graduated from Munden High School in 1933. She accepted Jesus Christ as

  • JOE MCCLURE

    Joe D. McClure, 83, formerly a longtime resident of Alta Vista, died Jan. 29 in his home in Overland Park surrounded by his family. The family provided some of the following informtion. Born Oct. 30, 1930, in Wamego, Joe was raised on a farm near McDowell Creek Road in

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