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  • Norman Thomas

    Norman Charles Thomas, 88, of Manhattan, died March 7, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born Nov. 5, 1926. He was the former owner and operator of Thomas Sign and Sales in Manhattan. Complete obituary and service information will be ..

  • JULIA J. MADORIN

    Julia Jane Madorin, 83, formerly of Wamego, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Tennessee. She was born Dec. 9, 1931, in Fostoria, the daughter of Emile Michael and Frances Josephine Walters Wege. She married Charles R. “Bob” Madorin on Dec. 9, 1951, in Topeka. He died Dec. 20, 1998. ..

  • ROLYN TEAGUE

    Rolyn Dudley Teague, 86, formerly of Manhattan, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Topeka. Rolyn was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Delaware Township, Iowa. He was the son of Lemuel and Avis Teague. He graduated from Schaller High School in 1946. Rolyn honorably served in the ..

  • ELIZABETH ‘BETTY’ (LONG) FORRESTER

    Elizabeth “Betty” (Long) Forrester, 82, of Waxahachie, Texas, died Monday, March 2, 2015, in her home, after a short battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. Betty was born Feb. 9, 1933, in Manhattan to Jesse Chester and Della (Shull) Long. ..

  • DANIEL F. HOWE

    Daniel Frederick Howe, 97, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Andover. The family provided some of the following information. Daniel was born to George W. and Joe Evaline Howe (Dodge) on Feb. 13, 1918, in a stone house 2.5 miles north of Stockdale. He grew up ..

  • GLENNA L. WILSON

    Glenna Louise Germann Wilson, 91, died Monday, March 2, 2015, at Stoneybrook Retirement Community. The family provided some of the following information. Glenna was born May 2, 1923, to G.F. and Blanche Clark Germann at Haven Hollow, the family farm north of Manhattan in ..

  • BOYD J. BONZER

    Boyd J. Bonzer, 96, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Stoney Brook Suites in Brookings, South Dakota. Boyd is survived by his two daughters, Barbara Hayter and her husband Richard of Manhattan, and Janis Anderson and her husband Vernon of Carrington, North Dakota; ..

  • RICHARD A. HUFFMAN

    Richard A. Huffman, 86, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Clay County Medical Center in Clay Center. He was born Feb. 28, 1929, in Clay Center to Alfred and Lyla (Bell) Huffman. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald Huffman; and grandson, ..

  • GLENNA WILSON

    Glenna Louise Wilson, 91, of Manhattan, died Monday, March 2, 2015, at Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. She was born at the family farm home, Haven Hollow, in the Blue Valley Community near Manhattan on May 2, 1923. Complete obituary and service information will be ..

  • LAWRENCE ANDERSEN

    Lawrence J. Andersen, 85, of Randolph, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Nov. 21, 1929. He was the son of Wiggo and Frances (Lyons) Andersen. Lawrence ..

  • LAWRENCE ANDERSEN

    Lawrence J. Andersen, 85, of Randolph, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at the Olsburg Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service ..

  • JOHN SMITHHISLER

    John Wendelin Smithhisler, 87, of Manhattan, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. The family provided some of the following information. John was a retired district conservationist and a resource and soil conservationist for the U.S. Dept. of ..

  • MARY WAGNER

    Mary Ann Wagner, 89, of Paxico, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at the St. Marys Manor. She was born Feb. 9, 1926, in Paxico, the daughter of August and Catherine Meinhardt Stork. She married Gerald “Jerry” Wagner on Feb. 7, 1947, in Topeka. He died March 5, 1994. Mary ..

  • JOHN R. SULLIVAN

    John Robert Sullivan, 75, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society — Valley Vista in Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. John was born in Columbus on June 25, 1939, to Paul Wayne Sullivan and Edna Mae York. He ..

  • GLENN W. LAKE

    A celebration of life for Glenn Walter Lake will take place 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Blue Hills Room, 2317 Tuttle Creek Blvd. in Manhattan. Glenn, 79, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Health Center in Topeka...

  • MARTHA M. HACKNEY

    Martha M. “Emme” Hackney, 56, of Flush, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. Martha was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Nov. 6, 1958. Her stepfather’s military career caused her family to move frequently, finally settling in Manhattan. ..

  • LOIS DICKSON

    Lois Ann Blenn Dickson, 82, of Westmoreland, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born May 6, 1932, in rural Louisville. She was daughter of Charles and Alice Tucker Miller. She married Louis E. Blenn ..

  • DOROTHY OLNEY

    Dorothy Elaine Olney, 87, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at her residence in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on July 28, 1927, in Muskegon Heights, Mich. She was daughter of Edward Roger and Dorothy Mae (Adams) Washburn. When ..

  • VERNON C. MILLER

    Vernon C. Miller, 85, of Junction City, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City. The family provided some of the following information. Vernon was born Nov. 18, 1929, in rural Geary County to Charles Jonathan and Edna Ruth Knopp Miller. ..

  • ROBERT M. RODRIGUEZ

    Robert M. Rodriguez, 81, of Manhattan, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. The family provided some of the following information. Robert was born on June 14, 1933, in Bastrop, Texas, the son of Luis and Ramona ..


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