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  • WATER MASSEY

    Walter Raymond Massey, 93, died Saturday, March 7, 2015. He was born on Aug. 24, 1921, at Alta Vista. He was the son of Benjamin Massey and Florence Nelson Massey. Walt and Hazel were married on Nov. 25, 1954, in St. George. They enjoyed many years of ..

  • GEORGE RADER JR

    George Rader Jr., 89, of Manhattan, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at his residence. He was born Oct. 4, 1925. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home...

  • CASEY LINDLEY

    Casey Dow Lindley, 28, died on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, outside Ogden from a gunshot. He was born April 15, 1987, in Orange, Texas, to Sharon Stalcup Rohlman and Jerry Dean Lindley. Casey and his family moved to Kansas when he was 4 weeks old. He ..

  • LIBBY H. WOLFFING

    Libby H. Wolffing, 90, former longtime Manhattan resident, died Monday, March 9, 2015, at the Holly Hill Nursing Home, in Newbury, Ohio. She was born Nov. 7, 1924, near Renfro, Oklahoma. Additional obituary information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, ..

  • GEORGETTE G. SWARTELE

    Georgette Gustavine Swartele (Dewil), 86, formerly of Manhattan, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at her home in Edgewood, Maryland. The family provided some of the following information. Georgette came to the Unites States in 1962 with her husband Leopold, who preceded her in death ..

  • NICHOLAS J. HESSE

    Nicholas John Hesse, 67, of Lawrence and formerly of Flush, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at the Fort Collins Senior Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. Nicholas was born Dec. 31, 1947, in Wamego, the son of Nicholas and Adelia Hesse. Nicholas is survived by his ..

  • JOHN P. BROWN

    John Pershing Brown, 93, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in his home. The family provided some of the following information. The son of Josiah Brown and Catharine Brannick LaFontaine Brown, John was born Nov. 3, 1921, in Wamego. John graduated from Wamego High ..

  • NORMAN C. THOMAS

    Norman C. Thomas, 88, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Norman was born Nov. 5, 1926, in Manhattan, the son of Ora and Alta May (Shields) Thomas. Norman was the ..

  • STEVEN H. DREITH

    Steven H. Dreith, 61, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. The family provided some of the following information. Steven was born Sept. 2, 1953, in Manhattan, the son of Robert E. and Gretchen (Stockwell) Dreith. He grew up on the farm ..

  • JOHN BROWN

    John Brown, 93, of Manhattan, died at his home Monday, March 9, 2015. Services and arrangements for Mr. Brown will be announced later by Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation, Manhattan...

  • DENNIS SWOBODA

    Dennis Michael Swoboda, 60, of Commerce City, Colo., formerly of Hanover, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colo. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hanover. Visitation ..

  • James Grant

    James Philip Grant, 80, Overland Park, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. He was born in Junction City to Richard and Mary (Kreynest) Grant. He was the youngest of seven children. James married Elizabeth Vopat on May 31, 1958 at St. Peter’s Church in Aurora. ..

  • Gloria Gaither

    Gloria L. Gaither, 81, of Herington, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. She was born July 22, 1933, in Topeka. Mrs. Gaither was a homemaker and a certified nurses assistant. She worked in various nursing care facilities in Manhattan. She ..

  • Harold Jensen

    Harold D. “Shorty” Jensen, 83, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. He was born April 10, 1931 in Olsburg, the son of Ferdinand and Georgia (Fronce) Jensen. The family provided some of the following information. Shorty worked in civil service ..

  • 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 ..


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