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  • MARY FULLER PETERSON

    Mary Fuller (Jackie) Peterson, 97, of St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at the St. Marys Hospital. She will lie in state after 4 p.m.  Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys, where there will be a prayer service/rosary recited at 5

  • JAMES RIAT

    James Riat, 86, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City, Iowa. He was born on June 27, 1928, in rural Belvue. On Aug. 11, 1973, James married Arvella (Rahjes) Baker. She preceded him in death in 2013. James is survived by his children: Ann (Rob) Riat of

  • ELAINE MEDEIROS

    Florence “Elaine” (Worrel) Medeiros, 81, of Wamego, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at the Midland Care Hospice in Topeka. Elaine was born Jan. 9, 1933, in Wamego, the daughter of Clarence E. Worrel and Violet Ruth Holey Worrel. She was raised in Zeandale and graduated from Manhattan High School. Elaine

  • LURYE EMIG

    Lurye Emig, 91, died on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan. Lurye was born May 26, 1923, in Giltner, Neb. to Harry Franklin Root and Lillie Mae Gannon and spent her childhood in rural Dickinson County near Enterprise. Lurye was married to Melvin G. Emig

  • CECELIA LOUISE ZOELLER

    Cecelia Louise (Bennett) Zoeller, 84, of Westmoreland, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The family provided the following information. Cecelia was born on Aug. 27, 1930, in Wheaton. Cecelia worked 30 years for the McCall Pattern Company.  She married Melvin Zoeller, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her

  • ALEXANDER SPARHAWK BASCOM

    Alexander Sparhawk Bascom, 18, of Manhattan, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, on his home property on Kitten Creek Road. The family provided the following information. Alexander was born on June 13, 1996, in Mbingo, Cameroon, the son of Nathanael Daniel and Marcia Kay (Sloan) Bascom. It was there he was

  • ATSUSHI HAZELTON

    Atsushi “Rikk” Hazelton, 58, of Saint Joseph, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Saint Joseph. The family provided the following information. He was born Dec. 1, 1955, in Okinawa, Japan, and has lived in the United States since 1964. He graduated from Junction City High School and attended Kansas State

  • MAX DALE KRAUS

    Max Dale Kraus, 72, of Alma,, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Stormont-Vail Health Care in Topeka. The family provided the following information. Max was born on June 17, 1942, near Alta Vista, the son of Leslie and Mildred Sherrer Kraus.  Max worked 43 years for the City of Alma,

  • ROBERT HENRY KOKENGE

    Robert Henry “Bob” Kokenge, 89, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at his residence. The family provided the following information. Robert was born on Nov. 29, 1924, east of Baileyville, the son of John and Anna (Deters) Kokenge. Bob graduated from Seneca High School in 1943. He worked as the

  • ELIZABETH LOUISE CRUMP

    Elizabeth Louise Crump, 94, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. She was born on Feb. 6, 1920, in Burley, Idaho, the daughter of Doris (Marsh) and Lysle Campbell.  Her family moved to Manhattan in 1935, where

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