Friday, May 22, 2015



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  • Obituaries | May 16, 2015

    JACK BURKE

    Jack M. Burke, 83, died at his summer home on Otter Tail Lake in Minnesota on Friday, May 8, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. His parents were Vivian and Merril Burke. He was born near Williston, N.D. on June 28, 1931. He grew up in

  • Obituaries | May 16, 2015

    TYRONE MULLER

    Tyrone Muller, 49, of Clay Center, died Saturday, May 9, 2015, at his home. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Aug. 2, 1965, in Heidelberg, Germany, the son of Carl and Gisela (Beckmann) Muller. Tyrone moved with his family to the United States in 1974,

  • Obituaries | May 16, 2015

    LAURA KNOWLES

    Laura Linn Knowles, 52, died peacefully at her home in Florham Park, N.J., on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. She was the daughter of Terry and Marcia (Butler) Knowles, Topeka, and sister of Julie Knowles, also of Florham Park. During

  • Obituaries | May 15, 2015

    ROBERT H. SCHMITZ

    Robert Henry Schmitz, 95, died Monday, May 11, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Dec. 24, 1919, to Nicholas and Anna Stover Schmitz in Beloit.  He married Helene A. Whitmer Nov. 25, 1948, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Topeka. He is survived by his

  • Obituaries | May 15, 2015

    HERBERT E. LIND

    Herbert E. Lind, 75, of Manhattan, died Sunday, May 10, 2015, at his home after a 19-year battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. He was the son of Vance and Myrtle Lind of St. Paul, Nebraska, and grandson of Emil, “The Happy Swede”,

  • Obituaries | May 15, 2015

    DALE HAWK JR.

    Dale Hawk, Jr., 93, of Colby, died Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Citizens Medical Center in Colby. He was born June 27, 1921, to Loyal Dale Hawk and Lois Mallory Hawk, in Colby. He married Della Katherine (Katie) Larson Jan. 23, 1942. He was a retired partner of Hawk & Mallory Distributing.

  • Obituaries | May 15, 2015

    JESSE D. SMITH

    Jesse David “Skip” Smith, 59, died Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Via Christi hospital in Wichita. J.D. was born Feb. 2, 1956, in Manhattan to Cleo H. and Luella (Carlson) Smith. He is survived by brothers Max Smith, of Clay Center, and Brian Smith, of Falun; sisters Mickey Turnbull

  • Obituaries | May 14, 2015

    MARGARET CYNTHIA ANDERSON

    Margaret Cynthia Wanamaker Anderson, 82, formerly of Waterville, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Sunrise of Overland Park. Survivors include her three daughters, Rebecca (Glenn) Gillihan of Clinton, Missouri, Cynthia (Michael) Langford of Dallas, Texas, and Jean (Gary) Diener of Olathe; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

  • Obituaries | May 14, 2015

    BETTY JEAN PADGETT

    Betty Jean Padgett, 89, of rural Westmoreland, died on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Betty was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, on Nov. 29, 1925. She was the daughter of Charles “Frank” Franklin Willard Sr. and Lela J. (Chambers) Willard. She is survived by

  • Obituaries | May 14, 2015

    MARY MARGARET ROBERTS

    Mary Margaret Finney Jacobs Roberts, 85, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital following a brief but valiant battle with leukemia. The family provided some of the following information. Mary was born on June 28, 1929, at the family farm in Dwight to Elmer Finney and

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