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  • 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 ..

  • JERREL KEYS

    Jerrel Lee Keys, 74, St. George, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. On Oct. 11, 1940, Jerrel was born to Delbert and Ellen (Grandstaff) Keys in Chandler, Oklahoma. He graduated high school ..

  • LaVADA CAROL HINE

    LaVada Carol Hine, 82, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on Dec. 16, 1932, in Medicine Lodge and had been a Manhattan resident since 1965. Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2015,&..

  • PETER FLANNERY

    Peter Flannery, 84, died Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at the Bob Dole VA Hospital Hospice House in Wichita. He was born Feb. 2, 1931, in Los Angeles. He was a painter by trade and retired in 1992. He served in the Army during the Korean War ..

  • ROBERT SUTTERLIN

    Robert Cecil Sutterlin, 75, of Westmoreland, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at his home. Bob was born April 6, 1940. He was the son of Cecil and Naomi Immenschuh Sutterlin. He worked many years in the maintenance department as a mason for Kansas State University.&..

  • HELEN FULKERSON

    Helen E. Fulkerson, 92, of Manhattan, died on Friday, June 5, 2015, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community-Wroten House, Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Jan. 5, 1923, in Bazine. She was the daughter of Ralph and Marie (..

  • MARJORIE MARIE STELTER

    Marjorie Marie Stelter, 91, of Westmoreland, formerly of Wheaton and Onaga, died Sunday, June 7, 2015, at the Westy Community Care Home.  Marjorie was born on Dec. 25, 1923, north of Shelton, Nebraska. She was the daughter of Herman and Minnie Muhlbach Reese. Marjorie ..

  • GRIFFITH GATES

    Griffith Gates, 93, of Manhattan died Monday, June 8, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Home Care and Hospice. Services are pending, and a complete obituary will be published at a later date with Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation, Manhattan...

  • BARBARA ANN RUNDQUIST

    Barbara Ann Rundquist, 83, of Leonardville, died Monday, June 8, 2015, at her home. She was born on Feb. 5, 1932, in Clay Center. She was the daughter of George F. and Margaret E. (Nanninga) Trumpp. She grew up in the Leonardville community and at ..

  • GLADYS WILLE

    Gladys Wille, 101, died Saturday, May 2, 2015. She was born June 2, 1913, in Alma, the youngest child of Frank Dervin and Etta Craig Freeman. She graduated from Alma High School District 16, in 1931. She was active in school activities, the music department, singing in ..

  • REBECCA DEARBORN

    Rebecca “Beccy” Jane (Fink) Dearborn, 68, of Ankeny, Iowa, died on May 19, 2015, at her home after a four year battle with cancer. The family provided the following information and said she “passed into our savior’s arms” when she died. Beccy ..

  • DELMAR GEHRT

    Delmar R. “Pete” Gehrt, 85, of Manhattan, died in Overland Park on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. The family provided some of the following information and said he died surrounded by his loving family. Pete was born on Jan. 3, 1930, in Manhattan to John and ..

  • HELEN FULKERSON

    Helen Fulkerson, 92, died Friday, June 5, 2015, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community-Wroten House, Manhattan. She was born Jan. 5, 1923, the daughter of Ralph and Marie (Kuehn) Weaver. A complete obituary is pending and will be released later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 ..

  • MOSES RICHARDSON

    Moses Richardson Jr., 77, died Friday, May, 15, 2015 in Chicago. He received his education from Manhattan High School and attended Fort Scott College. He met and married Jannie Floyd June 17, 1961 and they had four children. Moses is preceded in death by his ..

  • ROBERT JAMES VERSCHELDEN

    Robert James Verschelden, 82, of Manhattan, died on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. He was loved by many and liked by all, the family said. The family provided some of the following information. Bob was born in Topeka on August 3, 1932, and raised in St. ..

  • DENNIS SMITH

    Dennis Smith, 73, died Sunday, May 31, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held in his honor at 11 a.m. Friday, June 5 at First Baptist Church, 2121 Bluehills Road, Manhattan. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, June 5 at Memorial Lawn Cemetery, 2000 ..

  • ROBERT J. VERSCHELDEN

    Robert J. Verschelden, 82, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at the Meadowlark Hills-Stolzer House in Manhattan. Mr. Verschelden was born Aug. 3, 1932, in Topeka, and was raised in St. Marys.  He was a longtime Manhattan resident. Additional obituary information and service ..

  • RONALD A. SOWELL

    Ronald A. Sowell, 77, died Monday, June 1, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born June 16, 1937, in Manhattan, the son of Alto “Bus” and Maybelle (Padgett) Sowell. Ronald graduated from Manhattan High School, where he was named to ..


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