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  • KENNETH EDWIN HITCH

    Kenneth “Ken” Edwin Hitch, 56, of Wamego, died at his home on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. The family provided the following information. Ken was born on April 6, 1958, to Lewis “Lew” and Danna Jean (Foltz) Hitch in Ellis.  He attended grade school in Park City before graduating from

  • EVELYN PFAFF LAWSON

    Evelyn Lenora Pfaff Lawson, 88, of Leonardville, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. The family provided the following information. She was born on Sept. 14, 1926, in Leonardville, the daughter of Charley and Ruth (Seagren) Nelson.  She graduated from Leonardville High School. She was married

  • GEORGE M. OLSON

    George M. Olson, 92, of Axtell, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at his home.  Visitation is on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Axtell-Landreth Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.  A funeral will be held at 2 p.m.

  • JIM BLACK

    James N. “Jim” Black, 81, of Manhattan died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Jim was born Nov. 20, 1932, in Minneapolis, Kan., the son of Floyd and Mae (Reynolds) Black, and graduated from Chapman High School

  • MICHAEL D. NELSON

    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 TAYLOR

    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

    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 YOUNG

    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 BRANAM

    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 CONLIN

    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


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