Anita Katharina Leitz Kesler, 58, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014 in Kansas City, Kansas. Anita was born June 27, 1955 in Oedheim, Germany to Alfred and Frida Ocker Leitz. She was the youngest of their three children, a happy surprise to her parents. She graduated
C. R. “Bud” Crabtree, 86, of Twin Falls, Idaho, formerly of Manhattan, died Thursday, May 8, 2014. Bud was born to William Clinton and Corda A. (Logsdon) Crabtree on April 19, 1928, in St. Joseph, Mo. Bud married Doris Annora Yurth on June 11, 1949, in St. Joseph. He served
Jesse Rhoderick Settler, 91, of Manhattan, died Friday, May 16, 2014, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. Jesse, a man who experienced the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and the flood of 1951, was born on Aug. 14, 1922, in Council Grove, the son of the late Jesse and Lilly (Rice)
Virginia Janice Crider, 85, of Topeka, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Brewster Place in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Nov. 28, 1928, in Pocatello, Idaho, the daughter of James Melvin and Mary Valera (Hunt) Heskett. In 1967, she was married to Lawrence
Gladys M. Forst, 88, of Marysville, died Friday, May 16, 2014, at Cambridge Place in Marysville. The family provided some of the following information. Gladys was born Jan. 18, 1926, to Anthony “Tony” and Elizabeth (Heinen) Wilhelm in Kelly. She attended grade school in Kelly and graduated from St. Peter &
John Hugh Knost, 88, of St. George, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. John was born on May 21, 1925, in Grove Springs, Mo. Graveside inurnment services with military honors to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the Kensington Gardens Cemetery in
Col. James Brerton Townsend Jr., 91, of Manhattan, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Services are pending with Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan.
It is with sadness and in the spirit of celebration of life that we share that the Rev. Dale R. Turner, 85, died peacefully on April 25 after many years with multi-infarct dementia, which rivals Alzheimer’s disease. In the interest of research and education, his brain
Joyce Lee (Virgin) Stamper, 77, died Thursday. Joyce was born May 16, 1936, in Lewis County, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Alva Jack and late Mary Frances Virgin. Stamper is survived by her three daughters, Vickie L. (Alan) Riniker of Manhattan, Sheri Stamper-Berg (Ronald
Robert J. Newman, 89, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 in Omaha, Neb. He was born on March 14, 1925 in Manhattan to Porter J. Newman and Nettie H. Newman. He attended public school in Manhattan, graduating from MHS in 1942. He enrolled at Kansas State University for
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