James Cravens, 73, of Westmoreland, died Wednesday at his home. Jim worked in commercial construction but is best known for his fourteen years working as a corrections officer at the Pottawatomie County Jail. He is also survived by his wife, Judy; daughters, Angela Coleman (Keith),
Timothy Eugene Finan, Jr., 84, of Blaine, died Tuesday at the Westy Community Care Home. Gene served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict as a flight engineer on a B-29 Bomber. Later Gene worked as an aviation mechanic for TWA working on
Dr. Gerald “Jerry” Bergen, 80, of Topeka, died at his home on Tuesday. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be at 1 p.m., on March 10 at Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel, 3700 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka.
Melvin Johnson, 68, died Tuesday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Nov. 16, 1945, in Manhattan. He was the son of Alvin and Eva (Smith) Johnson. Melvin was a life-time area resident, having graduated
Gwendolyn E. Stevenson, 99, died Sunday in Andover. She had lived in Wichita since 2006. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Dec. 11, 1914, in Washington County. Her parents were Emamuel and Edith (Peterson) Erickson. Gwen received her elementary education at Macotte Rural
Kenneth Wayne Meyer, 86, of Topeka, formerly of Alma, died Monday at his home. He was a life-long resident of the area. Ken was born June 2, 1927, in Alma. He was the son of Hermann and Matilde Richter Meyer. Ken’s father died early and
Melvin D. Johnson, 68, of Manhattan, died Tuesday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born Nov. 16, 1945. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.
William Henry Schroeder, 96, died Sunday. The family provided some of the following information. He was born July 27, 1917 to Henry and Francis Schroeder in Colby. He married Mary Doris McVey in 1939. They had been married 75 years. At age 12, Bill was enrolled in the Broadmore Art Academy
Alfons A. Stiebe, 97, died Monday in Kinsley. The family provided some of the following information. He was born June 17, 1916 on a farm in Rush County. He was the son of Joseph and Hulda Stiebe. Also born to this union were brother Arthur in 1919 and sister
Jim Lee Currie, 87, of Manhattan, died Sunday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born March 27, 1926, in Manhattan. He was the son of Clyde W. and Francis M. (Wiek) Currie. Jim attended Manhattan schools. He was a farmer and rancher and owned and
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