Bill Smith, 50, died on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. 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 at the K-State Division of
Steven (Steve) R. Swander, 60, of Wamego, formerly of Manhattan, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at his home. The family provided some of the following information. Steve was born Sept. 1, 1953, in Osborne, the son of Stanley and Shirley (Thornburg) Swander. As a young child his family moved to
Marilena Hedrick Ferguson, 83, a resident of Manhattan since 1960, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at her home. The family provided some of the following information. They said she died peacefully, surrounded by her family. Marilena was born on March 20, 1931, in Chickasha, Okla., to the Rev. Robert Gideon Hedrick
Lila J. Jones, 81, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Oct. 22, 1932, in Minneapolis, the daughter of Harold Robert and Gladys Alberta (Conklin) Morgan. She graduated from Bancroft High School
Robert Franklin Foster, 87, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Flower Mound, Texas at his assisted living after a six-day stay in the hospital because of a fall. Robert was born June 2, 1926, in Midwest, Wyo. A Memorial Mass will be 9 a.m., Saturday, June 14 , at the St. Thomas
L. Wilburn Nelson, 95, of Manhattan, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at his residence. He was born on Aug. 19, 1918, in Morganville, the son of Carl M. and Leda L. (Holte) Nelson. Wilburn was raised in Morganville where he attended local schools, graduating from Morganville High School in 1936.
Perry Gilbert Stonehocker, 96, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Fayetteville, N.Y., surrounded by his family. He was born in Finney County on June 30, 1917, the son of Perry and Hannah (Reynolds) Stonehocker. Perry was raised on the family farm, east of Friend. He graduated
Carole Green, 75, of Manhattan, died Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born Feb. 3, 1939, in Manhattan, the daughter of Herbert and Nell Gaede. She was a Manhattan High School graduate class of 1956. She was a graduate of Kansas State University
Warren George Rickson died Monday, June 2, 2014, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. The family provided the following information. Warren was born on July 6, 1924, to George and Ellen (Blomquist) Rickson in his parents’ farm house near the Rose Hill School, located north of Randolph. As a
James L. Dees, 77, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Thorne Care Center, Hutchinson. He was born Nov. 1, 1936, in Milo, Mo., to Charlie R. and Rosie (Foreman) Dees. James lived in Manhattan, McPherson and Hutchinson. He received his Associates in Art in 2012 from Hutchinson Community College. He worked
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