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    Colonel James Brierton Townsend, Jr., 90, of Manhattan, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community. The following information was provided by the family.      James was born in Chadron, Neb., on Nov. 15, 1923, to the late Ottillia Alise (Brennecke) and James Brierton Townsend,


    Judith Ann Richter, 58, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center. The following information was provided by the family.      She was born Judith Ann Siegrist on Nov.21, 1955 in Council Grove to the late Lawrence and Mary Lou Siegrist. Judith graduated


    Linus S. Lauer, 89, died peacefully on Monday, May 19, 2014. The family provided the following information. He was born in Blaine on June 11, 1924, to Martha (Hemmen) and Antone P. Lauer.  He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1942.  He attended Wichita Business College and was an


    Lawrence “Larry” E. Eckart, 75, of Wamego died Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Wamego Health Center. The family provided the following information. Larry was born March 20, 1939, in Wamego, the son of Albert J. and Marie C. (Ebert) Eckart. He grew up and attended schools in Wamego, graduating


    Robert E. “Bob” Walsh, 87, of Blue Rapids, died on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. Survivors include his daughter Yolanda Walsh, Nine Mile Falls, Wash.; step-son Terry Baker and wife Mary Alice, Blue Rapids; a brother Bill Thomas, Waterville; two sisters,


    Judith A. Richter, 58, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She was born November 21, 1955, in Council Grove,. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.


    C. R. “Bud” Crabtree, 86, of Twin Falls, Idaho, formerly of Manhattan, died Thursday, May 8, 2014. The family provided the following information. 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,


    Keith Robert Jenkins, 24, originally from Culver, Ind., died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Manhattan. Keith was born Nov. 6, 1989, in Temple, Texas. Keith joined the U.S. Army in 2008 as a field artillery cannon crew member at Fort Stewart, Ga. He was deployed from 2009 to 2010 in support of


    Funeral services for Max E. Deets, 87, longtime manager of Solomon Valley Feedlot, Beloit, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2914,  at First United Methodist Church, Beloit,  with cremation following. Survivors are wife Marcelyn, sons Douglas,  Darwin, Mark,  daughters Deanna Suder, 


    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

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