Ruth Marie Opie, 97, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Via Christi in Manhattan. She was born Nov. 17, 1916, in Great Bend, the daughter of Robert and Helena (Otto) Essmiller. Ruth married Ralph E. Opie Jan. 30, 1938, in Great Bend. He died Jan. 19, 2005. A lifelong homemaker and farm wife,
Robert I. Chard, 92, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Dec. 12, 1921, in Lincoln, the son of Henry A. and Clara E. (Howard) Chard. Robert graduated from Lincoln High School in 1939.
A celebration of the life of Steve Posler will be held at College Avenue United Methodist Church, 1609 College Ave., at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, 3014, with the Rev. Larry Fry officiating. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date. The family will
Fern Hageman, 83, of Leonardville, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.
Jill Ann (Frechette) Carlson, Manhattan, 52, died July 26, 2014, at Oklahoma State University Medical Center-Tulsa. The family provided some of the following information. Jill was born on June 29,1962, in Milwaukee, Wis., to James and Elois Frechette. She grew up in Overland Park and graduated from Shawnee Mission
Jean E. Peterka died on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Meadowlark Hills in Manhattan. The funeral mass was at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Wichita on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 9:30 a.m. with a burial following. Her grandson, the Rev. Peter O’Donnell, will be officiated.
Warren V. McCracken, 90, of Belleville died July 31, 2014. He was born March 14, 1924, in rural Cuba, the youngest son of Thaddeus L. McCracken and Myrtle (Dorman) McCracken. He served with the United States Army during World War II. He was united in marriage to Gladys Bednar on
Gabriel Richard Rayas, 71, Salina, died July 31, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. He was born March 24, 1943, in Kendall, the son of Jess and Dolores (Coronado) Rayas. Gabe was an army veteran serving from 1964 to 1966. He worked in the optical profession for 45 years working for Duffens
Louise M. Winter, 92, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Louise was born on Feb. 23, 1922, in Shields, the daughter of George and Maude (Kackley) Maddy. Louise earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees
Howard I. Kitterman,102, of Manhattan, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Homestead Assisted Living, Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Sept. 6, 1911, in Durham, the son of William Lee & Ella (Knox) Kitterman. Howard was proud of his service in the
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