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    Frank Ford Combs, 82, of Glen Allen Va., formerly of Manhattan, St. Louis and many other places he called home as he lived a storied life traveling the world in the military, died in his sleep Sunday, May 11, 2014. Frankie, as he was known to his four


    Joe E. Mikulecky, 74, of Alma, died Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Stormont-Vail HealthCare in Topeka, one day after his birthday. Joe was born May 9, 1940 in Clay Center, the son of Henry “Hank” and Velma (Mundis) Mikulecky. Joe attended elementary and high school in Linn and was on


    Jim H. Hale, 72, of Dewey, Ariz., died Sunday, May 11, 2014 at his home. He was born in Amarillo, Texas on July 28, 1941, the son of Ham and Ruth Hale. Jim attended school in Amarillo and started a career with the Furr’s Company in high school. He


    Roy F. “Bud” Good III, 70, of Grove, Okla., died Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was a former resident of the Manhattan area. He was born on Dec.31, 1943, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of H. Lucille (Mock) and Roy


    Anne N. (Bowman) Caldwell, 87, of Manhattan, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at Westy Community Care Home in Westmoreland. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Oct. 2, 1926 in Manhattan, daughter of Herman and Martha (Hatch) Bowman. She resided in Wichita, El Dorado, and Manhattan,


    Walter Ned Harris, 86, of Forsyth, Mo., died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at his residence. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Jan. 19, 1928, in Macomb, Ill., to William Howe and Florence (Roblyer) Harris. He attended school in Louisville, Sedalia and graduated from the


    Wesley H. Tarwater, 90, of Lincoln, Neb., died Tuesday, May 6, 2014. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on March 16, 1924, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Everett Sidney and Bertha May (Dupree) Tarwater. Wes served in the Navy after graduating high school. He then


    Raymond Henry “Poncho” Garcia, 75, of Wamego, formerly of Onaga, died Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Stormont-Vale Regional Heath Care in Topeka. Poncho was born Jan. 24, 1939 in St. Joseph, Mo., the son of Benito and Marie Refugio Garcia.  He graduated in 1957 from Emmett High School and then


    Cleo J. Smerchek, 89, of Blue Rapids, died at the Blue Valley Nursing Home on Monday, May 12, 2014. Cleo was born May, 30, 1924 in Oketo to William and Ethel (Stanberry) Taylor.  She graduated from Beattie High School in 1941 and worked at the ASCS office in Marysville from 1943


    Merwin Leon Jensen, 75, died at home in Wamego on Friday, May 9, 2014. Cremation is planned with memorial services to be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, at the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Wamego, with Reverend Jim Mayes officiating. Private family inurnment will be held at

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