Monday, August 31, 2015



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  • CHESTER ALLEN

    Chester Allen, 77, of Manhattan, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born on Aug. 1, 1937, in Manhattan, the son of Charley and Elsie Allen.  Chester was a lifetime Manhattan resident where he attended public schools, graduating from Manhattan

  • JACK PARR

    John Mays Parr, Jr. (Jack), 78, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at his home in Lindsborg. The family provided the following information. Jack was born on March 13, 1936, in Louisville, Ky. He was raised in Richmond, Va., where he attended St. Christopher’s Episcopal Prep School. He came to

  • BRIAN K. BAWDEN

    Brian Kennett Bawden, 48, of Holton, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, with his family by his side. The family provided the following information. Brian was born Dec. 14, 1966, the son of Kennett D. and Clara M. (Barton) in Oklahoma City.  He graduated from vocational school in Manhattan and

  • GLADYS MARIE McCRACKEN

    Gladys Marie (Bednar) McCracken, 90, of Belleville, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at the Republic County Hospital in Belleville. The family provided the following information. Gladys was born on Oct. 24, 1924, the daughter of Joseph Bednar and Stella Elizabeth (Kauer) Bednar, on the family farm west of Cuba, Kan.

  • ROBERT THEODORE CHILCOTT

    Robert “Bub” Theodore Chilcott, Jr., 65, of Westmoreland, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at the University of Kansas Hospital. The family provided the following information. Robert was born April 22, 1949, in Manhattan, the son of Robert Sr. and Juanita Umscheid Chilcott.  He attended Westmoreland schools and graduated from

  • CHESTER F. ALLEN

    Chester F. Allen, 77, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born on Aug. 1, 1937, in Manhattan, and had been a lifetime area resident. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616

  • DEBRA DECKER

    DEBRA DECKER Debra “Debbi” (Blenn) Decker, 57, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at her home in Westmoreland. The family provided the following information. Debbi was born on July 8, 1957, in Westmoreland, to Galen and Carol (Simkins) Blenn. After she graduated high school from Westmoreland, she became a truck driver

  • ELREAN FILBY

    Elrean E. Filby, 94, a longtime Manhattan resident, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at her son’s home in Overland Park. The family provided the following information. Elrean was born June 20, 1920, in Lindsborg, the daughter of Carl Johan and Tyra (Lindblade) Hedin. She graduated from Lindsborg High School

  • DARLENE N. LARSON

    Darlene N. Larson, 83, of Olsburg, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home in Leonardville. The family provided the following information. She was born on Aug. 4, 1931, in Olsburg, the daughter of Homer and Lillie (Norman) Samuelson. She grew up in Olsburg and graduated from Olsburg

  • HECTOR CRUZ

    Hector Cruz, 66, died on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Hector was born on Dec. 7, 1948, in New York City, the son of Marcelo and Ida (Comacho) Cruz. Hector joined the United States Army and was

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