Michael Paul Pachta, 47, of Riley, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, of natural causes at his home. He was born Sept. 7, 1967, in Belleville, Kansas to Vincent P. Pachta and Judith (Nobert) Pachta. He was the middle of five children. Mike attended school in Munden and Belleville High School,
Karen Rezac, 48, of St. Marys, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Community Hospital-St. Mary’s. The family provided the following information. Karen was born on July 21, 1966, in Manhattan, to Lawrence and Gertrude “Trudy” (Casper) Schweir. Karen grew up in Belvue and attended St. Marys High School.
Mark William-Lee Steger, 1 month 10 days, died at his home of natural causes on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Mark was born on Aug. 9, 2014, at the Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo., the son of Cody A. and Leonna E. (Miller) Steger. A fighter from the start, Mark was
Janet “Jan” Hawley, 75, died on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at The Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Jan, a long-time resident of Manhattan, was born in Minneapolis, Minn., on Dec. 6, 1938, the daughter of Roy and Edna (Green) Nelson. Before she
Mary Fuller (Jackie) Peterson, 97, of St. Marys, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at the St. Marys Hospital. The family provided the following information. Jackie was born on Aug. 25, 1917, in Louisburg, N.C., the oldest child of Fisher Jones and Armarilla Priscilla (Fuller) Beasley. After graduating in 1938 from
Larry A. Hageman, 59, of Delia, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, from cancer. He was born Dec. 20, 1954 in Manhattan. On June 4, 1983, he married Elaine Marie Sunnenberg in Leonardville. She survives. He is also survived by daughters Stephanie Sanderson and her husband Matt, Ankeny, Iowa, and Carina Smith and
Mary Fuller (Jackie) Peterson, 97, of St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at the St. Marys Hospital. She will lie in state after 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys, where there will be a prayer service/rosary recited at 5
James Riat, 86, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City, Iowa. He was born on June 27, 1928, in rural Belvue. On Aug. 11, 1973, James married Arvella (Rahjes) Baker. She preceded him in death in 2013. James is survived by his children: Ann (Rob) Riat of
Florence “Elaine” (Worrel) Medeiros, 81, of Wamego, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at the Midland Care Hospice in Topeka. Elaine was born Jan. 9, 1933, in Wamego, the daughter of Clarence E. Worrel and Violet Ruth Holey Worrel. She was raised in Zeandale and graduated from Manhattan High School. Elaine
Lurye Emig, 91, died on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan. Lurye was born May 26, 1923, in Giltner, Neb. to Harry Franklin Root and Lillie Mae Gannon and spent her childhood in rural Dickinson County near Enterprise. Lurye was married to Melvin G. Emig
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