Franz Samelson, 91, a professor emeritus of psychology at Kansas State University, died Monday, March 16, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan.
Margaret Ann “Peggy” Findley, 88, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at her home at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan, from age-related causes.
Rosetta M. Jacobson, 76, of Clay Center, formerly of Waterville, died on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.
A celebration gathering for Terry Keith will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 at the American Legion, 114 McCall Road in Manhattan.
Marjorie L. Miller, 94, Oakley, formerly of Minneapolis, died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at the Logan County Manor, Oakley.
Dorothy Edith Whitson, 73, of Manhattan, died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan.
Traci Lawrence, 38, of Wamego, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, after a long illness.
Victor “Earl” Vanover, Sr., 68, of Wamego, died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at his home.
Victor Vanover, 67, of Wamego, died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at his home following a lengthy illness.
Lyle R. Haller, 91 of Leonardville, died, Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home.
Marilyn Faye (Osbourn) Baggerly, 79, of Overland Park, died Friday, March 13, 2015, at her home.
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EARL W. SHADDAY
Earl W. “Shad” Shadday, formerly of Manhattan, was born on June 28, 1923, in Mansfield, Ill. He died Feb. 22, 2015, with his son and family by his side in Tiverton, R.I.
His family provided some of the following information.
Earl, better known as Shad, was the son of Elmer and Emma Shadday, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Phyllis Frame, and his siblings Willis, Russell and Ruth.
He is survived by his daughter, Janice and son-in-law Mark Saunders of La Plata, Md., and his son, Craig, daughter-in-law, Susan, and granddaughter, Natasha, of Bristol, R.I.
Earl graduated from Mansfield High School in 1942, where he played basketball and baseball and participated in the theater program. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II and was stationed in Great Britain. Earl enlisted in the Air Force in 1948 and retired from active duty in 1968. Following his military service, he worked at Kansas State University in housing maintenance.
Following retirement, Earl and Phyllis resided in Colorado, and later in Arizona. They enjoyed traveling and had many wonderful trips together. Following Phyllis’ passing, Earl moved to Rhode Island to be near his son and family.
Earl was a dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed drawing, gardening and working on home improvement projects. He loved music and especially loved swing dancing. Throughout his life, Earl remained a devoted Chicago Cubs fan. His family has many cherished memories of their time together. Earl will live forever in his family’s hearts.
Visitation was held on Feb. 27 at Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, RI. A memorial service was held on Feb. 28 at First Presbyterian Church, 6 Everett St., Newport, RI. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Condolences may be left at http://www.memorialfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Earl-Shadday/ . Memorial gifts can be made to the Air Force Memorial Foundation, One Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington, VA 22204.
Grace LaVonne (Laue) Mueller, 95, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at The Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.
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