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  • JANICE NOWAK

    Janice Nowak, 84, of Blue Rapids, died at Cambridge Place in Marysville on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Janice was born April 16, 1930, near Superior, Neb., to Robert F. and Mary Jo (Snyder) Schurman. On Dec. 5, 1948, she married John D. Nowak at Effingham. He passed away in 1995. Survivors include her

  • SHIRLEY BLETSCHER

    Shirley Bletscher, 82, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Medicalodge in Clay Center. She was born Dec. 14, 1931, in Clay Center, the daughter of Wayne and Naomi (Yocum) Dunable. Shirley grew up in Clay Center.  She married Merton Bletscher on March 10, 1971, and he survives of the home.&

  • ROY SMITH

    Roy Wesley Smith, 89, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House.  A resident over 50 years in Anaheim and Brea, Calif., he was born Feb. 1, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio to Katherine (Traud) and George Downing Smith.  On Feb. 4, 1950, Roy married Patricia Ann Dwyer, who

  • HELEN M. JOHNSTON

    Helen M. Johnston, 92, of Blue Rapids, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. The family provided the following information. Helen was born June 4, 1922, at Irving, to Joseph and Clara A. (Skalla) Nowak.  She graduated from Blue Rapids High School in 1939.&

  • WAYNE R. HALLER

    Wayne R. Haller, 87, of Manhattan and formerly of Leonardville, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Mr. Haller was born on Jan. 4, 1927 on a farm south of Randolph, the son of Court and Maude Elizabeth (

  • BILL SMITH

    Bill Smith, 50, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. The family provided the following information. 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 in

  • WAYNE HALLER

    Wayne Haller, 87, of Manhattan and formerly of Leonardville, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

  • MARIETTA BARR

    Marietta Elizabeth Barr, 94, of Wamego, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at the Valley Vista Good Samaritan Center.  Marietta was born on Sept. 18, 1919, in rural Flush. She married Russell N. Barr on Feb. 9, 1945.  He preceded her in death. Marietta was a homemaker, but also owned and

  • BILL SMITH

    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 SWANDER

    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

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