Norman C. Thomas, 88, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Norman was born Nov. 5, 1926, in Manhattan, the son of Ora and Alta May (Shields) Thomas. Norman was the owner/operator of Thomas Neon &
Steven H. Dreith, 61, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. The family provided some of the following information. Steven was born Sept. 2, 1953, in Manhattan, the son of Robert E. and Gretchen (Stockwell) Dreith. He grew up on the farm near Winkler that was settled
John Brown, 93, of Manhattan, died at his home Monday, March 9, 2015. Services and arrangements for Mr. Brown will be announced later by Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation, Manhattan.
Dennis Michael Swoboda, 60, of Commerce City, Colo., formerly of Hanover, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colo. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hanover. Visitation will be from noon to 8
James Philip Grant, 80, Overland Park, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. He was born in Junction City to Richard and Mary (Kreynest) Grant. He was the youngest of seven children. James married Elizabeth Vopat on May 31, 1958 at St. Peter’s Church in Aurora. He was preceded in death
Gloria L. Gaither, 81, of Herington, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. She was born July 22, 1933, in Topeka. Mrs. Gaither was a homemaker and a certified nurses assistant. She worked in various nursing care facilities in Manhattan. She lived in Manhattan from 1990, until
Harold D. “Shorty” Jensen, 83, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. He was born April 10, 1931 in Olsburg, the son of Ferdinand and Georgia (Fronce) Jensen. The family provided some of the following information. Shorty worked in civil service at Fort Riley in the
Norman Charles Thomas, 88, of Manhattan, died March 7, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born Nov. 5, 1926. He was the former owner and operator of Thomas Sign and Sales in Manhattan. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen
Julia Jane Madorin, 83, formerly of Wamego, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Tennessee. She was born Dec. 9, 1931, in Fostoria, the daughter of Emile Michael and Frances Josephine Walters Wege. She married Charles R. “Bob” Madorin on Dec. 9, 1951, in Topeka. He died Dec. 20, 1998. Julia and Bob owned and
Rolyn Dudley Teague, 86, formerly of Manhattan, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Topeka. Rolyn was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Delaware Township, Iowa. He was the son of Lemuel and Avis Teague. He graduated from Schaller High School in 1946. Rolyn honorably served in the U.S. Army for 23 years,
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