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  • JOHN BROOKS JR.

    John Brooks Jr., 92, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan surrounded by his family. The family provided the following information. John was born on Aug. 17, 1922, near Green, the son of John Sr. and Daisy (Carswell) Brooks.&..

  • RUTH LUCILLE WATTS

    Ruth Lucille Watts, 98, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Services are pending with Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home...

  • JOHN KLOZENBUCHER

    John Klozenbucher, 90, of Washington, Kansas, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Washington County Hospital. Visitation is from noon until 8 p.m. on Monday at Ward Funeral Home in Washington. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. A funeral service ..

  • LUCINDA KAY SHADE

    Lucinda “Cindy” Kay Shade, 52, of Alma, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Healthcare in Topeka. The family provided the following information. Cindy was born Oct. 8, 1962, in Manhattan, the daughter of Donald and Janet Berroth Hafenstine.  She worked as a secretary ..

  • CONNIE J. ZIMMER

    Connie J. Zimmer, 83, formerly of Waterville, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at the Randolph United Methodist Church.  The family will receive friends from 7-8 ..

  • JOHN BROOKS

    John Brooks, Jr., 92, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House, Manhattan. He was born on Aug. 17, 1922, in Green. A complete obituary and service information is pending and will be released later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Ave., ..

  • CHESTER ALLEN

    Chester Allen, 77, of Manhattan, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born on Aug. 1, 1937, in Manhattan, the son of Charley and Elsie Allen.  Chester was a lifetime Manhattan resident where he attended ..

  • JACK PARR

    John Mays Parr, Jr. (Jack), 78, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at his home in Lindsborg. The family provided the following information. Jack was born on March 13, 1936, in Louisville, Ky. He was raised in Richmond, Va., where he attended St. Christopher’s Episcopal ..

  • BRIAN K. BAWDEN

    Brian Kennett Bawden, 48, of Holton, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, with his family by his side. The family provided the following information. Brian was born Dec. 14, 1966, the son of Kennett D. and Clara M. (Barton) in Oklahoma City.  He graduated from ..

  • GLADYS MARIE McCRACKEN

    Gladys Marie (Bednar) McCracken, 90, of Belleville, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at the Republic County Hospital in Belleville. The family provided the following information. Gladys was born on Oct. 24, 1924, the daughter of Joseph Bednar and Stella Elizabeth (Kauer) Bednar, on the family ..

  • ROBERT THEODORE CHILCOTT

    Robert “Bub” Theodore Chilcott, Jr., 65, of Westmoreland, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at the University of Kansas Hospital. The family provided the following information. Robert was born April 22, 1949, in Manhattan, the son of Robert Sr. and Juanita Umscheid Chilcott.  He attended ..

  • CHESTER F. ALLEN

    Chester F. Allen, 77, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born on Aug. 1, 1937, in Manhattan, and had been a lifetime area resident. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later ..

  • DEBRA DECKER

    DEBRA DECKER Debra “Debbi” (Blenn) Decker, 57, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at her home in Westmoreland. The family provided the following information. Debbi was born on July 8, 1957, in Westmoreland, to Galen and Carol (Simkins) Blenn. After she graduated high school from Westmoreland, ..

  • ELREAN FILBY

    Elrean E. Filby, 94, a longtime Manhattan resident, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at her son’s home in Overland Park. The family provided the following information. Elrean was born June 20, 1920, in Lindsborg, the daughter of Carl Johan and Tyra (Lindblade) Hedin. She ..

  • DARLENE N. LARSON

    Darlene N. Larson, 83, of Olsburg, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home in Leonardville. The family provided the following information. She was born on Aug. 4, 1931, in Olsburg, the daughter of Homer and Lillie (Norman) Samuelson. She grew up in ..

  • HECTOR CRUZ

    Hector Cruz, 66, died on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Hector was born on Dec. 7, 1948, in New York City, the son of Marcelo and Ida (Comacho) Cruz. Hector joined the ..

  • MARY DAWSON

    Mary E. Dawson, 82, of Wamego, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Mary was born Aug. 28, 1932, in Oklahoma City, the daughter of John F. and Neola (Wands) Query. She attended schools in Oklahoma and graduated from Copan High School in 1950. After high school, she ..

  • BETTY JEAN REAVIS

    Betty Jean Reavis, 84, Augusta, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in Andover. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church, Augusta. Inurnment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta. Her family provided some of the following ..

  • ROGERS L. BRAZIER

    Rogers Leslie Brazier, Sr., 89, Wamego, a devoted and loving husband and father, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in Topeka. His family provided some of the following information. Rogers was married to Mary Louise (Madden) Brazier, who preceded him in death in March, 2010. ..

  • WARREN KEEGAN

    Dr. Warren J. Keegan, 79, a longtime Rye, N.Y., resident, died on New Year’s Eve. His family provided some of the following information. Warren was born in Junction City in 1936. He was the son of a farmer and a ..


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