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
Shirley Talbott, 78, of Ogden, died on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at a hospice in Tomball, Texas. She was born July 15, 1935, in Farmington, Maine, the daughter of the late Walter and Gladys (Coltey) Hatch. On April 24, 1970, she married the late Donald Talbott. She was a homemaker and a
Merwin Leon Jensen, 75, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at home in Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. He was born in Denver on May 9, 1939, to Harley R. and Carla E. Jensen. Merwin and his parents returned to rural Ruskin, Nuckolls County, Neb., in 1941, the
Ivalee Schell, 91, of Manhattan, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at her residence. The family provided some of the following information. She was born July 13, 1922, in Natoma, the daughter of Harvey and Beulah (Zimmerman) McFadden. She moved to Manhattan from Beloit in 1968. Ivalee graduated from Iola High School
Sheryl A. Klobasa, 59, died of a sudden illness on May 9, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. They said Sheryl never expressed pain and was surrounded by her loved ones at her death. She was born on
Eugenia Louise (Grob) Fittell, 99, of Shawnee, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Comfort Care Home in Overland Park, KS. She was born on Sept. 4, 1914, in Randolph. Arrangements are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.
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