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  • DAYLON ELMER AUSTIN

    Daylon “Dee” Elmer Austin, 82, of Wamego, died Monday, June 16, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Dee was born Jan. 5, 1932 in Cherokee, Iowa, the son of Daylon Curtis and Daisy Elda (Mahn) Austin.

  • RUSSEL WEISBENDER

    Russel Eugene Weisbender, 63, of Manhattan, died Monday, June 9, 2014 in Abaco, Marsh Harbor, Bahamas while snorkeling. The family provided some of the following information. Russel was born on May 19, 1951, in Manhattan to Alphonse and Violet (Kramer) Weisbender. Russel attended Manhattan Seven Dolors Catholic School and graduated

  • CORY LEE WARREN

    Cory Lee Warren, 26, formerly of Uniontown, and more recently of Marion, Ill., died Monday, June 9, 2014 in a car accident in Carbondale, Ill. He was born Aug. 6, 1987, the son of Joseph William and Shirley Kay (Johnson) Warren. He married Kristina Suzanne Elliott on June 29, 2013, in Uniontown,

  • SHERRY BALLEW

    Sherry Lynn (Pearl) Ballew, 61, died Friday, June 13, 2014 with her family at her side. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Feb. 14, 1953, in Maysville to LaVerne and Doris Raynor Pearl. Sherry married her best friend, Bill Ballew, on her birthday in 1984.

  • JANICE NOWAK

    Janice Nowak, 84, of Blue Rapids, died at Cambridge Place in Marysville on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Janice was born April 16, 1930, near Superior, Neb., to Robert F. and Mary Jo (Snyder) Schurman. On Dec. 5, 1948, she married John D. Nowak at Effingham. He passed away in 1995. Survivors include her

  • SHIRLEY BLETSCHER

    Shirley Bletscher, 82, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Medicalodge in Clay Center. She was born Dec. 14, 1931, in Clay Center, the daughter of Wayne and Naomi (Yocum) Dunable. Shirley grew up in Clay Center.  She married Merton Bletscher on March 10, 1971, and he survives of the home.&

  • ROY SMITH

    Roy Wesley Smith, 89, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House.  A resident over 50 years in Anaheim and Brea, Calif., he was born Feb. 1, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio to Katherine (Traud) and George Downing Smith.  On Feb. 4, 1950, Roy married Patricia Ann Dwyer, who

  • HELEN M. JOHNSTON

    Helen M. Johnston, 92, of Blue Rapids, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. The family provided the following information. Helen was born June 4, 1922, at Irving, to Joseph and Clara A. (Skalla) Nowak.  She graduated from Blue Rapids High School in 1939.&

  • WAYNE R. HALLER

    Wayne R. Haller, 87, of Manhattan and formerly of Leonardville, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Mr. Haller was born on Jan. 4, 1927 on a farm south of Randolph, the son of Court and Maude Elizabeth (

  • BILL SMITH

    Bill Smith, 50, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. The family provided the following information. He was born on Feb. 7, 1964 in Milford, Del., the son of James Courtland and AnnaMay (Pavlik) Smith Jr.  Bill was an electrician at Kansas State University in


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