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  • LEAH A. SMITH

    Leah Ann Smith, 64, of Westmoreland, died Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the Westy Community Care Home in Westmoreland. The family provided some of the following information. Leah was born May 11, 1951, to Peter and Winifred “June” (Ruby) Myers in Alexandria, Louisiana. She was ..

  • RICHARD W. JOHNSTON

    Richard W. Johnston, 75, of Eskridge, died Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. He was born April 4, 1940. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald M. and Ruth “Jennie” Dudney Johnston; two brothers, William Guy and D. Alan ..

  • HENRIETTA L. GEISLER

    Henrietta L. Geisler, 95, of Alma, died Sunday, June 14, 2015, at the Alma Manor. The family provided some of the following information. She was born August 5, 1919, in rural Wabaunsee County, the daughter of John Henry and Lena Laging Willig. She married Arthur ..

  • FIDENCIO HERNANDEZ

    Fidencio “Phil” Hernandez, 83, of St. George, died Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. He was born Nov. 16, 1931 to J. Refugio and Maria (Ramirez) Hernandez. He was married to Goldie A. (Butler) Watson July 17, 1980. He was preceded in death ..

  • JAMES HARTIGAN

    James “Jim” Hartigan, 67, of Manhattan, died Thursday, June 11, 2015, at his home. The family provided some of the following information. Jim was born May 29, 1948. He died after a battle with lung cancer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna, ..

  • DONNA LOEB

    Donna Florence (Skahan) Loeb, 88, of Columbus, died Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Columbus. The family provided some of the following information. She was born June 14, 1927 in Turck, the daughter of Thomas D. and Margaret Helen (Doll) Skahan. She and ..

  • MORGAN MILLER

    Morgan Ann Miller, 31, of Wamego died Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence. The funeral home declned to provide the cause of death. On June 10, 1984, Morgan was born to Earl and Cheryl (Gehrt) Buttenhoff in Topeka. Morgan graduated in ..

  • MORGAN MILLER

    Morgan Ann Miller, 31, of Wamego died Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence. The funeral home declined to provide a cause of death. On June 10, 1984, Morgan was born to Earl and Cheryl (Gehrt) Buttenhoff in Topeka. Morgan graduated in ..

  • FIDENCIO HERNANDEZ

    Fidencio “Phil” Hernandez, 83, of St. George died Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. He was born on Nov. 16, 1931, in Martindale, Texas, and had been a longtime resident of Michigan prior to moving to St. George three years ..

  • GRIFFITH ‘GRIFF’ GATES

    Griffith Granville Gates, 93, of Manhattan, died Monday, June 8, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. He was retired from the U.S. Navy and the civil service, as director of military museums and teacher of fine art and a lifetime artist. ..

  • RAYMOND DALE YAKEL

    Raymond Dale Yakel, 68, of Wamego, formerly of Lakin, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015. He was born Sept. 24, 1946, in Lakin, the son of Fred and Edith Stitt Yakel. He served a tour of duty in Vietnam with the United States Army. Raymond retired ..

  • LINDA SILVA

    Linda Rae Silva, 50, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on March 25, 1965, in Fort Riley, the daughter of Ronald “Ray” Silva and Joann Fields. ..

  • ELSINE N. KOCH

    Elsine N. Koch, 94, of Concordia, formerly of Clyde, died Thursday, June 11, 2015, at Salina Regional Health Center in Salina. Elsine was born May 12, 1921, in Green to Floyd and Amanda (Knitter) Bushell. She was a 1939 graduate of Green High School. She married ..

  • NANCY LOGAN

    Nancy Logan, 71, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Topeka under the care of Midland Hospice. The family provided some of the following information. Nancy was born in Monterey, California, to Aubrey Duane and Lois Marilyn Logan on Dec. 7, 1943. Nancy’s grandmother taught ..

  • MORGAN MILLER

    Morgan Miller, 31, of Wamego, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Mark Miller, of the home. Services are pending with Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later...

  • RUMELIA DRILON

    Rumelia C. Drilon, 61, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at her home in Manhattan. She was born on Aug. 31, 1953, in Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. Complete services times and obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 ..

  • LaVADA CAROL HINE

    LaVada Carol Hine, 82, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Dec. 16, 1932, in Medicine Lodge, the daughter of Henry Frost and Ruby Mae (..

  • PHYLLIS L. KALIVODA

    Phyllis L. Kalivoda, 87, of Clay Center died Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Phyllis was born May 26, 1928, in Washington County. Phyllis graduated from Clifton High School. She married E. Harvey Kalivoda on March 26, 1947. He survives of the home. She is preceded in death by ..

  • Robert Stuewe, longtime Alma newspaperman, dead at 95

    A decorated World War II veteran and the former owner of the Alma Signal Enterprise, also known as “the Birdman of Alma” for his love of birds, has died. Robert Franklin Stuewe, 95, died on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at his home in ..

  • JANIE MARTIN

    Elizabeth Jane “Janie” Martin, 86, of Manhattan, died Friday, June 5, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born to Lester O. and Lela Maud (Webb) Heckethorn on Dec. 19, 1928. In 1947, after graduating ..


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