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  • BRANDON CRUBEL

    Brandon James Crubel, 28, a longtime Manhattan resident, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as the result of an accident. Brandon was born Oct. 14, 1986, in Manhattan. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home...

  • ROBERT “BOB” JOSEPH LADA

    Robert “Bob” Joseph Lada, 65, of Wamego, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at his home surrounded by loved ones. The family provided the following information. He was born Sept. 16, 1949, in Seneca, to George A. Lada and Betty Quinn Roach. Robert was raised by ..

  • EVELYN KORBE

    Evelyn Korbe, 86, of Munjor, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at her home. She was born Oct. 29, 1928, on the family farm near St. Peter. She was the daughter of Jacob J. and Marcianna (Rohleder) Gerstner.  She graduated from Hays High School in 1947. ..

  • ELIZABETH FORRESTER

    Betty (Long) Forrester, 82, of Waxahachie, Texas, died Monday, March 2, 2015, at her home. She was born Feb. 9, 1933, in Manhattan to Jesse Chester and Della (Shull) Long. Elizabeth was a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother. Graveside service with Pastor ..

  • HAROLD G. JOHNSON

    Harold G. Johnson, 90, of Rapid City, South Dakota, and formerly of Wamego, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. The family provided some of the following information. Harold was born in Manhattan July 20, 1924, to LeRoy and Myrtle (Gittings) Johnson. ..

  • VERBIE ROBINSON

    Verbie Lee Olin Robinson, 79, of Louisville, died Monday, May 18, 2015, at his home.  The family provided some of the following information. He was born March 3, 1936, in Ada, Oklahoma, the son of Elmer and Lucille Glover Robinson. He served in the ..

  • RONALD D. OSTHOFF

    Ronald Dean Osthoff, 65, of Clay Center, died Saturday, May 16, 2015, at his residence. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Nov. 17, 1949 in Clay Center, the son of Arnold H. and Mary Gladys (Wiegers) Osthoff. He attended Morganville ..

  • ELIZABETH FORRESTER

    Betty (Long) Forrester, 82, of Waxahachie, Texas, died Monday, March 2, 2015, at her home. She was born Feb. 9, 1933, in Manhattan to Jesse Chester and Della (Shull) Long. Elizabeth was a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother. Graveside service with Pastor ..

  • ELIZABETH FORRESTER

    Betty (Long) Forrester, 82, of Waxahachie, Texas, died Monday, March 2, 2015, at her home. She was born Feb. 9, 1933, in Manhattan to Jesse Chester and Della (Shull) Long. Her family provided some of the following information. Elizabeth was a loving mother, sister, aunt, ..

  • LAURA LINN KNOWLES

    Services for Laura Linn Knowles will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015,  at First Presbyterian Church in Topeka.  Burial will follow at 4 p.m. at Glasco Cemetery, in Glasco.  Laura will lie in-state after 8 a.m. on ..

  • JACK BURKE

    Jack M. Burke, 83, died at his summer home on Otter Tail Lake in Minnesota on Friday, May 8, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. His parents were Vivian and Merril Burke. He was born near Williston, N.D. on ..

  • TYRONE MULLER

    Tyrone Muller, 49, of Clay Center, died Saturday, May 9, 2015, at his home. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Aug. 2, 1965, in Heidelberg, Germany, the son of Carl and Gisela (Beckmann) Muller. Tyrone moved with his family ..

  • LAURA KNOWLES

    Laura Linn Knowles, 52, died peacefully at her home in Florham Park, N.J., on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. She was the daughter of Terry and Marcia (Butler) Knowles, Topeka, and sister of Julie Knowles, ..

  • ROBERT H. SCHMITZ

    Robert Henry Schmitz, 95, died Monday, May 11, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Dec. 24, 1919, to Nicholas and Anna Stover Schmitz in Beloit.  He married Helene A. Whitmer Nov. 25, 1948, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Topeka. ..

  • HERBERT E. LIND

    Herbert E. Lind, 75, of Manhattan, died Sunday, May 10, 2015, at his home after a 19-year battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. He was the son of Vance and Myrtle Lind of St. Paul, Nebraska, and grandson ..

  • DALE HAWK JR.

    Dale Hawk, Jr., 93, of Colby, died Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Citizens Medical Center in Colby. He was born June 27, 1921, to Loyal Dale Hawk and Lois Mallory Hawk, in Colby. He married Della Katherine (Katie) Larson Jan. 23, 1942. He was a retired partner ..

  • JESSE D. SMITH

    Jesse David “Skip” Smith, 59, died Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Via Christi hospital in Wichita. J.D. was born Feb. 2, 1956, in Manhattan to Cleo H. and Luella (Carlson) Smith. He is survived by brothers Max Smith, of Clay Center, and Brian Smith, ..

  • MARGARET CYNTHIA ANDERSON

    Margaret Cynthia Wanamaker Anderson, 82, formerly of Waterville, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Sunrise of Overland Park. Survivors include her three daughters, Rebecca (Glenn) Gillihan of Clinton, Missouri, Cynthia (Michael) Langford of Dallas, Texas, and Jean (Gary) Diener of Olathe; ..

  • BETTY JEAN PADGETT

    Betty Jean Padgett, 89, of rural Westmoreland, died on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Betty was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, on Nov. 29, 1925. She was the daughter of Charles “Frank” Franklin Willard Sr. and Lela J. (Chambers) ..

  • MARY MARGARET ROBERTS

    Mary Margaret Finney Jacobs Roberts, 85, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital following a brief but valiant battle with leukemia. The family provided some of the following information. Mary was born on June 28, 1929, at the family farm in ..


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