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  • ANNA E. WEEKLEY

    Anna Elizabeth (Hagan) Weekley, 91, of Arkansas City, died Sunday, March 22, 2015, at the South Central Kansas Medical Center in Arkansas City. The family provided some of the following information. Anna was born April 6, 1923, to Roy Sherman Hagan and Edna Marie (Norris) ..

  • VELMA M. SIEVERS

    Velma Mae Sievers, 93, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at Abilene Memorial Hospital. The family provided some of the following information. Velma was born Sept. 22, 1921, to Robert John and Mae McWilliams Barnett on a farm southwest of Humboldt.  Because her dad rented ..

  • JOANNE F. GARRETT

    Joanne Francis Garrett, 88, of Clay Center, died Monday, March 23, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Healthcare in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. Joanne was born Oct. 14, 1926, in Topeka, the daughter of John Patrick and Nina (Vanstrom) Brady. Joanne worked as ..

  • ROBERT SUMNERS

    Robert D. Sumners, 67, of rural Westmoreland, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born June 10, 1947, at Stockdale to Allan and Maxine (Bowman) Sumners and attended schools there ..

  • ROBERT F. ‘BOB’ JACKSON

    Robert F. “Bob” Jackson, 67, of Blue Rapids, died at his home on Saturday, March 21, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. Bob was born Nov. 28, 1947, at Marysville, to Sherman W. and Verna M. (Schmitz) Jackson.  He married Patsy ..

  • TED SAMUELSON

    Theodore “Ted” Carl Samuelson, 81, Manhattan, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, while working on his farm in Frankfort. He was born on Nov. 20, 1933, in Frankfort. He was the son of Carl Theodor Gottfrid and Ruth Evelyn Carlson Samuelson. He was baptized and confirmed ..

  • STANLEY VOPATA

    Stanley James Vopata, 70, of Paxico, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at his home. He was born May 5, 1944, in Frankfort, the son of James and Anna Osner Vopata. Stan served in the United States Army. He was a farmer/stockman.  Stan married ..

  • STEPHEN E. WHITE

    Stephen E. White, 67, of Manhattan died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan. He was born on April 15, 1947, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Dr. White was a professor of geography and former dean of Arts and Sciences at Kansas State ..

  • NELL ANN ADAMS

    Nell Ann Adams, 87, of Enterprise, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Enterprise Estate Nursing Center. She was born Dec. 18, 1927, in Pearl and was the daughter of Henry and Leola (Taylor) Rutz. Nell Ann graduated from Chapman High School in 1945. She married Edmond ..

  • SUSAN OLIVE URBAN

    Susan Olive Urban, 76, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. She was born on July 28, 1938, in Wapello County, Iowa, to Samuel and Olive (Davis) George. Susan graduated from Manhattan High School in 1956. Susan worked at Glendale Samaritan and Banner Thunderbird hospitals and retired after 26 ..

  • 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. Harold was born July 20, 1924, in Manhattan to LeRoy and Myrtle (Gittings) Johnson. He graduated from high school at Wamego and ..

  • MABEL AGNES BAILEY

    Mabel Agnes Bailey, 92, of Belvue, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Manhattan. She was born July 10, 1922, in rural Auburn, the daughter of George A. and Bertha Cellars Moore. Mabel worked as a cook in the food service department at Kansas State University. ..

  • FRANZ SAMELSON

    Franz Samelson, 91, a professor emeritus of psychology at Kansas State University, died Monday, March 16, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Sept. 23, 1923, in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland). His ..

  • MARGARET ANN ‘PEGGY’ FINDLEY

    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. Peggy, daughter of the late Ed and Katie (Malloy) Hunzeker, was born Aug. 1, 1926, in Sabetha and was the ..

  • ROSETTA M. JACOBSON

    Rosetta M. Jacobson, 76, of Clay Center, formerly of Waterville, died on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. Survivors include her husband Ron; six children, Michael C. (Reta) Jacobson of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Marilyn M. (Tim) White of Enumclaw, ..

  • TERRY KEITH

    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. Terry died on Dec. 23, 2014, in Kansas City, Missouri. The Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home is assisting the family with ..

  • MARJORIE L. MILLER

    Marjorie L. Miller, 94, Oakley, formerly of Minneapolis, died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at the Logan County Manor, Oakley. She was born Sept. 5, 1920, on the Zuker homestead to Erl M. and Frances I. (Clark) Zuker. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband ..

  • DOROTHY WHITSON

    Dorothy Edith Whitson, 73, of Manhattan, died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born July 29, 1941, in Santa Barbara, California. She was the daughter of Harold O. and Barbara ..

  • TRACI LAWRENCE

    Traci Lawrence, 38, of Wamego, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, after a long illness. She was born Oct. 19, 1976, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Patricia Moreland. She is survived by her mother; son, Trenton Kent; and brother, Mark Lawrence. No memorial services have been planned ..

  • VICTOR E. VANOVER

    Victor “Earl” Vanover, Sr., 68, of Wamego, died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at his home. The family provided some of the following information. Earl was born Dec. 8, 1947, in Mountain City, Tennessee, to David Ambrose and Ellaree Vanover. In 1988, Earl married Chong Suk. Chong ..


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