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  • CAROL B. AHLSTEDT

    Carol Berniece Ahlstedt, 79, Salina, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. She was born Nov. 23, 1935, near Olsburg to Wendell and Ebba (Johnson) Hanson. She graduated from Olsburg High School, Bethany College, and Emporia State University. She taught first and second grades and was a ..

  • PAUL KRUGER BRYANT III

    Paul Kruger Bryant III, 61, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Healthcare in Topeka. Paul was a biologist for the USDA. The family provided some of the following information. Paul was born in Los Angeles, California, on October 7, 1953. He was ..

  • REBECCA H. HARKEY

    Rebecca “Becki” Harris Harkey, 65, of Bloomfield, Michigan, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. Becki was born in Detroit, Michigan, on Sept. 17, 1950. She grew up in Detroit, spending summers on Russell Island. Becki graduated from Dominican ..

  • VERNA A. WIARD

    Verna Alice Wiard, 93, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. Arrangements are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley...

  • HELEN FAIRBANKS

    Helen Gertrude Hall Fairbanks, 97, of Manhattan, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Nov. 19, 1917, in Topeka, the daughter of Frank Rueben Hall and Gertrude Amelia ..

  • CARL J. WEISBENDER

    Carl Joseph Weisbender, 79, of St. George, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at the Onaga Health and Rehab Center in Onaga. The family provided some of the following information. Carl was born May 4, 1936, to Alphonse and Violet (Kramer) Weisbender in Manhattan. He attended ..

  • ANNA ROSE JOHNSON

    Anna Rose Van Valkenburgh Johnson, 95, of Blue Rapids, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. The family provided some of the following information. Anna Rose was born on a farm west of Blue Rapids on Sept. 21, 1920, ..

  • DOYLE D. RAHJES

    Doyle D. Rahjes, 84, of Phillips County, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society in Alma, Nebraska. The family provided some of the following information. Doyle was born Oct. 17, 1930, in Phillips County, the son of August and Leona Blanche (White) ..

  • MARGARET LUCILLE HEPTIG

    Margaret Lucille Heptig, 85, of Manhattan, and formerly of the Flush community, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital-Manhattan. Margaret Lucille (Manor) Heptig was born in Junction City on Jan. 12, 1930. She was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Mackey) ..

  • JACQUELINE MEYER

    Jacqueline Meyer, 74, died at home on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, of metastatic breast cancer. She was born on Feb. 2, 1941, in Manhattan.  Jacqueline grew up in Manhattan and has lived in Madison, Wisconsin, and Middleton, Wisconsin, since 1964. She was a stay-at-home mom ..

  • HELEN FAIRBANKS

    Helen Gertrude Hall Fairbanks, 97, of Topeka, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Nov. 19, 1917, in Topeka, the daughter of Frank Rueben Hall and Gertrude Amelia ..

  • MARGARET L. HEPTIG

    Margaret L. Heptig, 85, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. Services are pending with the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation in Manhattan...

  • LARRY J. AUGUSTINE

    Larry James Augustine, 70, of Hays, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. The family provided some of the following information. Larry was born July 8, 1945, in Hays, to Joseph and Sophie (Weber) Augustine. He married Phyllis Joan Bishop on ..

  • ERNEST F. GRATER

    Ernest F. Grater, 95, of Leonardville, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. The family provided some of the following information. Ernest was born Sept. 26, 1920, in Northern Riley County, the son of Friedrich and Caroline (Weidner) Grater. On Sept. 26, 1941, he ..

  • LARRY D. BRAMMER

    Larry D. Brammer, 73, of Waterville, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. The family provided some of the following information.  Survivors include his companion of 20, Cheryl Stoudt, of Waterville; a sister, Susan I. Stude, of ..

  • KATHY E. SNYDER

    Kathy E. Snyder, 57, of Manhattan, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Kathy was born March 28, 1958, in Manhattan, the daughter of Willard and Katherine (Cornellisson) Plummer. She graduated from Manhattan High School in 1976. Kathy ..

  • MELVIN G. SUTHER

    Melvin G. Suther, 85, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2015, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Manhattan. Visitation is Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Padden Funeral Chapel in Frankfort. Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m., Tuesday, at Annunciation Catholic Church ..

  • ANNA F. LARSON

    Anna Fay Larson, 97, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at Stonybrook Retirement Community. The family provided some of the following information. Anna Fay (Renfro) Larson was born in McAllister, Oklahoma, on Feb. 2, 1918, the daughter of the late Liza (Mosco) Renfro and ..

  • JOE L. ZABEL

    Joe Lee Zabel, 88, of Westmoreland, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at his daughter’s home near Fostoria. The family provided some of the following information. Joe was a lifelong resident of Westmoreland. He was born Dec. 18, 1926, in Westmoreland, the son of Cleveland ..

  • MAE LEWIS

    Mae Lewis, 88, of Manhattan, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on May 19, 1927, in Rusk County, Texas, to Jasper and Drucilla (White) Lockridge. On Oct. 31, 1945, in Riley, she ..


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