Herman Wiard, 93, Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born on Oct. 25, 1920, in rural Riley County near Manhattan, the son of Herman Earl and Mary (Crider) Wiard. On May 14, 1942, he was married to Verna Alice Johnson in Leonardville. She
Sophia Geneva (Gene) Davidson died Sunday, July 27, 2014. The family provided the following information. Gene was the daughter of George and Ruby Croft, and was born in Little Rock, Ark., in 1925. She moved to Manhattan after marrying Loren Irving Davidson (Dave) on Nov. 6, 1943. She raised her
Herman R. Wiard, 93, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Mercy Regional Health Center. Arrangements are pending with Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.
Paul Branson, 47, presentation editor of the St. Joseph News-Press, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his parents’ home in Osawatomie. He was there recovering from a serious motorcycle accident when he collapsed. Attempts to revive him by family members and EMTs were unsuccessful. The family provided the
Malakai Isaac Dean Rowland-Van Horn, 23, of Clay Center, died of cancer Friday, July 25, 2014, at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. He was born on Oct. 13, 1990, at Fort Riley. On June 4, 2011, at Clay Center, he was married to Diamond Lou. She survives of the
Howard I. Kitterman, 102, of Manhattan, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Homestead Assisted Living, Manhattan. He was born on Sept. 6, 1911, in Durham, the son of William Lee and Ella (Knox) Kitterman. Howard was proud of his service in the United States Army. He served in World
Pamela Jean Olson, 54, of rural Onaga, formerly of Albuquerque, N.M., and Loveland, Colo., died Sunday, July 27, 2014, after a battle with cancer. She lived the last 10 years in Albuquer-que and had recently moved to Kansas to be close to her family. Pam taught
Morris Dozier, Sr., 92, of Junction City, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Morris was born Nov. 30, 1921, in Leslie, Ga., the son of the late Charlie and Minnie (Frazier) Dozier. Morris attended schools and graduated from Staley High School, Americus, Ga.&
Robert L. “Bob” Funk, 87, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Asbury Park in Newton. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Nov. 21, 1926, in Newton to Theo and Lydia (Hiebert) Funk. He lived in Hillsboro, where his father owned and ran a meat market
Paul Lyndon Branson II, 47, St. Joseph, Mo., formerly of Manhattan, died suddenly Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his parents’ home. According to a family member, Mr. Branson died after suffering either a pulmonary embolism or a heart attack. Efforts to revive him by family members and emergency
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