Charles Ellis “Chuck” Basham, 57, of Omaha, Neb., died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at his residence. The family provided the following information. He was born July 29, 1957, in Atlanta, the son of Edwin Wallace, Sr., and Mary Lou (Schovee) Basham of Manhattan. Chuck graduated from Manhattan High School in 1975,
Gerald Dean Nelson, 76, of Manhattan, formerly of Blaine, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Manhattan. He was born on June 27, 1938, in Manhattan, the son of Frank J. and Velma Edwards Nelson. For many years, he was a tool pusher in the oil fields of California. He married
Joyce Marie Christensen, 74, of Leonardville died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. She was born on Oct. 25, 1940, in Fenwick, Mich., the daughter of William C. and Marjorie Grace (Frost) Loper. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral in Riley.
Richard Harland “Dick” Russell, 88, of rural Manhattan, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan, as the result of injuries he sustained in an auto accident. Dick was born April 20, 1926, in Green. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by
Vincent Elliott “Mike” Gillespie, 86, of Manhattan, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. He was born on Feb. 7, 1928, in Boston, Mass. Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Gillespie of the home; daughter, Kathryn Nell Gillespie Seltzer and her husband Richard Seltzer of
Mary (Helton) Shaver, 90, of Wamego, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at her home. Private family services will be held a later date.
The Rev. Merritt Max Wright, 94, of Topeka, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Emporia. He was born Feb. 21, 1920, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was the younger of two sons born to the Rev. Herbert Thomas and Eda Zeloa (Young) Wright. He grew up in rural Bellevue Community
Bill J. “Bodie” Faith, 91, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the information. He was born on March 22, 1923, in Manhattan. He was the son of Oliver W. and Alta (Dougherty) Faith. Bill was a
Betty L. (Burt) Zenger, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, surrounded by her family at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan after a lengthy illness. The family provided some of the following information She will be forever remembered by sons, Steve and wife Micki, Haddam, Rex and
Joan Aldous, 88, of South Bend, Ind., died Oct. 29, 2014, at Signature Healthcare of South Bend. She was a professor emerita at the University of Notre Dame. She was born Jan. 9, 1926, in the District of Columbia to Alfred Evans Aldous and Coral Kerr Aldous. She is survived
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