Blaine Thomas, a prominent local businessman, died Friday in his home at age 90. Thomas owned Thomas Sign Service, a billboard business, at 1515 Fair Lane. He began operation in 1941. Thomas became a bit of civic activist throughout the years, continually bickering with city government on behalf
Blaine N. Thomas, 90, a lifetime resident and active community member of Manhattan, died Friday at his home. Blaine was born on Aug. 18, 1923, in Manhattan, the son of Ora and Alta (Shields) Thomas. He grew up and attended schools in Manhattan, graduating from Manhattan High School.
Phyllis Marie Jack, 89, a long-time Manhattan resident, died Dec. 14 in Gainesville, Fla. She was born Jan. 4, 1924, in Burlington, Iowa. She was married to Lowell E. Jack on Oct. 10, 1948. He died in 2010. Surviving are Steven Allen Jack and his wife, Randi Tveitaraas Jack, of Lawrence, and
Jennie M. Schmidt, 86, of Manhattan, died Friday at Autumn Hills in Riley. She was born April 27, 1927, in Altus, Ark., the daughter of Samuel Henry and Mattie Lou (McMinn) Wood. Mrs. Schmidt graduated from high school and then earned her teaching certificate. She taught in local
Sharon K. ‘Shari’ (Meador) Fulton, 69, died Dec. 19. She was the daughter of Ione and Claude Meador, (both deceased), beloved wife of 46 years. She was a retired secretary of KMS in Wichita. Survivors include her husband, Glenn; son and daughter-in-law, Sean and Sonia Fulton of Overland
Hobart Paul Boles, 95, of Huntsville, Ala., died Thursday. He was born in Brandsville, Mo., and was married to the former Donnie Hutchinson. She preceded him in death. He received an AB in biology and education in 1939, MS in biology from Kansas State University in 1947 and
Kathleen L. Hubbard, 64, of Chanute, died Wednesday at the Heritage Care Center. The family provided some of the following information. Kathleen was born on Oct. 29, 1950, in Manhattan. She was the daughter of Vaughn and Donna (Funk) Kleiner. After high school, Kathleen was a graduate of
Billy Joe Webb, 31, of Riley, died Wednesday at his residence. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on June 21, 1982, at Clay Center. He was the son of Joe Bob and Alice Irene (Bolek) Webb. Billy was a member of the Boy
Dorothy A. (Hupe) Straub, 85, of Belvue, died Thursday in Manhattan at The Good Shepherd Hospice House. The family provided some of the following information. Dorothy was born Aug. 3, 1928, in Wamego. She was the daughter of Carl and Catherine “Dean” (Sackrider) Hupe. Dorothy grew up on
Pauline Josephine Dinger, 94, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita. She was a life-long resident of the area. Pauline was born Oct. 4, 1919, in Osborne, the daughter of George and Sadie Scott William. She attended local schools and graduated
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