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  • OONAGH FOWLER

    Oonagh Elizabeth Grace (Don) Fowler, 56, of Manhattan, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at her home. She had battled metastatic breast cancer for the past two and a half years. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Jan. 20, 1959, ..

  • IRWIN L. HOOGHEEM

    Irwin Lee “Hoogy” Hoogheem, 80, died Sunday, Jan.17, 2016, following treatment and surgery related to throat cancer. The family provided some of the following information. Hoogy was born March 6, 1935, in Fulton, Illinois. He was a graduate of Fulton High School, Monmouth College ..

  • GORDON A. ANDREWS

    Dr. Gordon Allan Andrews, 62, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at Stormont Vail Medical Center in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. Gordon was born Oct. 13, 1953, in Batavia, New York, the son of Gordon and Barbara (Oaks) Andrews.  After ..

  • STEPHEN W. HENNING

    Stephen William Henning, 72, of Manhattan, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. The family provided some of the following information. Stephen was born in 1943, the 13th child of Bernard Nickolas and Anna (Bohrer) Henning. Stephen was a loving and loyal husband. He and Laura (..

  • LEONA HILL

    Leona Agnes Kobler Hill, 100, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Leona was born Jan. 21, 1915, in Penokee, the daughter of Arthur Kobler and Gertrude (Sonntag) Kobler. She was ..

  • GENE WILLIAMS

    Rolland Eugene “Gene” Williams, 87, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at his home in Riley. The family provided some of the following information. Gene was born July 12, 1928, to Rolland and Louise (Staten) Williams in Riley.  Gene grew up on one of the ..

  • JANE E. COMPTON

    Jane Elise Compton, 82, of Prairie Village, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. The family provided some of the following information. Jane was born July 2, 1933, in El Dorado, the daughter of Laurence L. Compton and Bernice Auer Compton. The ..

  • RUTHETTA IRVIN

    Ruthetta R. Irvin, 91, of La Crosse, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care, La Crosse. Mrs. Irvin was born Jan. 28, 1924, in Otis. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Susanna (Brack) Brack. She was a lifelong ..

  • GENE WILLIAMS

    Rolland Eugene “Gene” Williams, 87, of Riley, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at his home. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home...

  • WANETTA H. ELLIS

    Wanetta Helen Ellis, 81, Manhattan, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Jan. 19, 1934, in Manhattan, the daughter of Leo H. and Rachel H. (Stephens) Funk. Wanetta was ..

  • PAULINE A. PEARCE

    Pauline A. Pearce, 59, Wells, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Sept. 20, 1956 in Concordia to Ronald A. and Maxine (Girard) Racette. Polly attended schools in Clyde, where ..

  • LOUISE CASTOR

    Louise Castor, 88, Duluth, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 at Onaga Health and Rehab. The family provided some of the following information. She was born August 26, 1927 in Duluth and graduated from Onaga High School. Louise worked at McCall’s Pattern Company in Manhattan ..

  • JOANNE SPAIN

    Joanne Spain, 83, of Wamego, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at the Via Christi Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Joanne was born June 26, 1932, in Nevada, Missouri, the daughter of Charles and Rosie Dees. She is survived ..

  • STEPHEN W. HENNING

    Stephen William Henning, 72, of Manhattan, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. He was born April 15, 1943. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Livingston Funeral Home in Kingman. Memorial contributions may be made to the Riley County Humane Society...

  • BEVERLY NORMAN

    Beverly Ann Norman, 58, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at the Eagles Lodge, 312 S. Fourth St., in Manhattan. A memorial has been established for the ..

  • WELLINGTON KOEPSEL

    Dr. Wellington Wesley Koepsel, 94, died at his Austin, Texas, home on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. He was a retired electrical engineering professor and served as head of the electrical engineering department at Kansas State University from 1964 to 1982. He finished his career continuing ..

  • KAROL PITTS

    Karol “Crabby” Pitts, 80, of State College, Pennsylvania, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College. The family provided some of the following information. Born Aug. 7, 1935, in Denver, Colorado, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Arthur ..

  • WILLIAM AND LOIS MEISEKOTHEN

    William Edwin Meisekothen and Lois Jean Meisekothen, husband and wife for 65 years, died within a few days of each other. William, 92, died Dec. 30, 2015, and Lois, 87, died Jan. 3, 2016. The family provided some of the following information. William “Bill” was born in ..

  • LeDEAN MENHUSEN

    LeDean Menhusen, 81, of Louisville, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at the Valley Vista Good Samaritan Center in Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. LeDean was born Feb. 7, 1934, in Rural Beloit, the daughter of John Milton and Pansy Bowling Van ..

  • HAROLD E. STORER

    Harold Eugene Storer, 67, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at Stormont-Vail in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. Harold was born June 6, 1948, in Salina, the son of Clifton Eric and Gladys Pauline (Woolley) Storer. On Aug. 16, 1969, he was ..


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