Monday, April 27, 2015



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  • ROBERT FRANKLIN FOSTER

    Robert Franklin Foster, 87, died Jan. 31 in Flower Mound, Texas, at his assisted living after a six-day stay in the hospital due to a fall. The family provided some of the following information. Robert was born June 2, 1926, in Midwest, Wyo., to the late Eugene and Sophia

  • YANG KUO-SHANG

    Yang Kuo-Shang, 87, of Manhattan, died Wednesday. He was the beloved husband of Yang Tuan Hsin-Hsin. He was also the devoted father of David Yang (Marcia Molina) and Lisa Yang (David Mills), dear grandfather of Carolyn, Emily, Julia, Stephen and Daniel and brother of Yang Fu-Zhou.

  • HAROLD D. CALLAHAN

    Harold D. Callahan, 87, of Randolph, died Wednesday at his home. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on June 24, 1926, in Kansas City, Kan. He was the son of Dennis Callahan Sr. and Mary S. (Smerchek) Callahan.  He graduated high school

  • MARY CARR

    Mary Carr, affectionally known as “Grandma,” 92, of Manhattan, died Jan. 30.  At Mary’s request there will only be a visitation, not a funeral.  She wished everyone to have a “final” cup of coffee with her if they wished from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on

  • WILLIS B. ‘BUD’ BECKLEY

    Willis Boyd “Bud” Beckley, 74, of Manhattan, died Thursday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Jan. 7, 1940, in Denver. He was the son of Willis Quinby and Leona (Burton) Beckley.  Bud moved

  • JEAN BIRK

    Velva Jean Stroble Birk, 83, of Wamego, died Friday. The family provided some of the following information Jean was born June 19, 1930, in Elk City. She graduated from Wamego High School in 1948. Jean is survived by her husband of 65 years, Bill; four children, Timothy D. Birk, Colleen

  • IRMA MAXINE SPELLMAN

    Irma Maxine Spellman, 92, died Saturday at Presbyterian Manor in Clay Center. The family provided some of the following information. She was born April 15, 1921, in Las Animas, Colo., to Lee and Gertrude (Rice) Askey Irma was raised in the Ponca City, Okla., area. She married Earl

  • CECILE DEPEW

    Cecile Sueann “Sissy” Depew, 75, of Westmoreland, died Sunday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She was a long-time resident of the area. The family provided some of the following information. Sissy was born Dec. 18, 1938, in Noblesville, Ind. She was the daughter of Frank J.

  • JACK JAHNKE

    John William “Jack” Jahnke, 99, of Riley, died Monday at Brewster Place in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on March 15, 1914, at Leonardville. He was the son of John William and Clara S. (Siebecker) Jahnke.  On June 7, 1939, he was

  • DOROTHY SMITH

    Dorothy Star (Root) Smith, 62, of Manhattan, died Sunday after a courageous and extensive battle with lung disease at Mercy Regional Health Center. The family provided some of the following information. Dorothy was born Dec. 30, 1951, in Jersey City, N.J. and spent her childhood on a


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