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  • DOROTHY M. MESSER

    Dorothy Maurine Messer, 101, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Dorothy was born Jan. 1, 1915, in Paola, the daughter of Clyde and Blanche McCullough. She graduated from Paola High School in 1932 ..

  • MINER H. CARPENTER

    Miner H. “Mike” Carpenter Jr., 81, Manhattan, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at his home in the Deep Creek Area. He was born on April 27, 1935, in Northfield, Massachusetts, the son of Miner Carpenter Sr. and Gladys Haley. Graveside services for Mr. Carpenter will ..

  • KAREN K. McINTEER

    Karen Kay McInteer, 72, Manhattan, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at Valley Vista Good Samaritan in Wamego. Services are private, and at the convenience of family. Friends are encouraged to visit http://www.irvinparkview.com to share memories and words of condolence with ..

  • CLARANN SMITH

    Clarann (Boker) Smith, 82, Topeka, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, of natural causes. The family provided some of the following information. Clarann was born Sept. 30, 1933. She is survived by her sons and their brides, John, Julia, Steve, Amy, Ken and Paula; 16 grandchildren, Josh (..

  • PHYLLIS J. GLEASON

    Phyllis J. Gleason, 75, Manhattan, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at Good Shepherd Hospice House. The family provided some of the following information.  _ Phyllis was born Aug. 7, 1941, in Garden City, to Donald and Pearl (Burns) Scott. She graduated from Cimarron High School ..

  • DEWAIN A. HETTENBACH

    Dewain “Dean” A. Hettenbach, 85, White City, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. The family provided some of the following information. Dean was born Dec. 13, 1930, near Woodbine to Samuel and Dora (Timm) Hettenbach. On March 23, 1978, he married Myrna “Jeanie” Hircock-Peck. Dean is survived by ..

  • RALPH GROSSNICKLE SR.

    Ralph Grossnickle Sr., 96, died on Sunday, August 14, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House, Manhattan. He was born on Oct. 12, 1919, in Onaga. Funeral service information and a complete obituary will be released later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home...

  • KENNETH J. AKIN

    Kenneth Jay Akin, 50, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at his home in Frisco, Texas. The family provided some of the following information. Ken is survived by his parents, James “Jim” Akin, Wamego, and Jean Akin, Manhattan; a son, Nicolas, 8, Brazil; sister Janet ..

  • MARY M. WARD

    Mary M. “Marcy” Ward, 65, of Topeka, Kansas, formerly of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, died, Thursday, August 11, 2016. Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel is assisting the family. To view the full obituary online, please visit http://www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com...

  • CHARLES G. NIERNBERGER

    Charles G. Niernberger, age 91, of Manhattan, Kansas, died Saturday, August 13, 2016, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. He was born on November 23, 1924, in Ellis, Kansas, the son of Ed and Nora (Wasinger) Niernberger. Complete obituary information is pending and ..

  • MARGARET Y. WALKER

    Margaret Yzerman Walker, 91, of Manhattan, died Saturday, August 6, 2016, at Via Christi Health Center in Manhattan. She was a retired Assistant Professor of Music at Kansas State University. The family provided some of the following information. Margaret was born in Sunnyside, ..

  • MARY E. WIENANDT

    Mary E. Wienandt, 68, of Rainier, Washington, died on August 5, 2016, at Easthaven Villa in Yelm, Washington.  She was under hospice care in the facility.  She had been a patient in Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington from July 5, 2016, ..

  • CHRISTA ABDEL-SHAHEED

    Christa Abdel-Shaheed, 79, died Wednesday, August 3, 2016.  She was a resident of Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan, Kansas. The family provided some of the following information. Christa was born in the Black Forest town of Sankt Blasien, Germany, on August 16, 1936, where ..

  • RUBY M. KIDD

    Ruby Maxine Kidd, 92, Manhattan, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Ruby was born June 15, 1924, at home in St. John, the daughter of the late Dale and Christine Brodie Jarvis. ..

  • KENNETH W. HENRY

    Kenneth Wayne Henry, 62, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Nov. 20, 1953, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was the son of Charles and ..

  • RUBY KIDD

    Ruby M. Kidd, 92, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. She was born June 15, 1925, in St. John. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home. ..

  • MILDRED DODGE-MANZ

    Mildred “Jo” Josephyne Wells Dodge-Manz, 94, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at the Topeka Homestead Assisted Living. The family provided some of the following information. Mildred was born in Asherville, the daughter of the late F.O. Wells and Josephyne (Maughn) Wells. Mildred ..

  • EVELYN J. GROOMS

    Evelyn June Grooms, 95, Ozawkie, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at the Midland Hospice House in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. Evelyn was born Dec. 7, 1920, in the Fancy Creek Township in Riley County, the daughter of Fred and Anne ..

  • WILLIE L. MOORE JR.

    Willie Lester Moore Jr., 63, Manhattan, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at Stormont-Vail Health Care Center in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. Willie was born July 11, 1953, in Brunswick, Georgia, the son of Willie L. Moore Sr. and Ethel Lee ..

  • NEWTON P. COX

    Reverend Newton P. Cox Jr., 88, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at the Meadowlark Hills-Sloan House. The family provided some of the following information.  Rev. Cox was born Aug. 29, 1927, in Abington, Pennsylvania, the son of Newton P. Cox Sr. and ..


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