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  • CHARLES E. BASHAM

    Charles Ellis “Chuck” Basham, 57, of Omaha, Neb., died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at his residence. The family provided the following information. He was born July 29, 1957, in Atlanta, the son of Edwin Wallace, Sr., and Mary Lou (Schovee) Basham of Manhattan. Chuck graduated ..

  • GERALD NELSON

    Gerald Dean Nelson, 76, of Manhattan, formerly of Blaine, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Manhattan. He was born on June 27, 1938, in Manhattan, the son of Frank J. and Velma Edwards Nelson. For many years, he was a tool pusher in the oil ..

  • JOYCE CHRISTENSEN

    Joyce Marie Christensen, 74, of Leonardville died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. She was born on Oct. 25, 1940, in Fenwick, Mich., the daughter of William C. and Marjorie Grace (Frost) Loper. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral in ..

  • DICK RUSSELL

    Richard Harland “Dick” Russell, 88, of rural Manhattan, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan, as the result of injuries he sustained in an auto accident. Dick was born April 20, 1926, in Green. Complete obituary and service information ..

  • VINCENT ELLIOTT “MIKE” GILLESPIE

    Vincent Elliott “Mike” Gillespie, 86, of Manhattan, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. He was born on Feb. 7, 1928, in Boston, Mass. Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Gillespie of the home; daughter, Kathryn Nell Gillespie Seltzer and ..

  • MARY (HELTON) SHAVER

    Mary (Helton) Shaver, 90, of Wamego, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at her home.  Private family services will be held a later date...

  • MERRITT MAX WRIGHT

    The Rev. Merritt Max Wright, 94, of Topeka, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Emporia. He was born Feb. 21, 1920, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was the younger of two sons born to the Rev. Herbert Thomas and Eda Zeloa (Young) Wright. He grew ..

  • BILL J. FAITH

    Bill J. “Bodie” Faith, 91, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the information. He was born on March 22, 1923, in Manhattan. He was the son of Oliver W. and Alta (..

  • BETTY ZENGER

    Betty L. (Burt) Zenger, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, surrounded by her family at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan after a lengthy illness. The family provided some of the following information She will be forever remembered by sons, Steve and ..

  • JOAN ALDOUS

    Joan Aldous, 88, of South Bend, Ind., died Oct. 29, 2014, at Signature Healthcare of South Bend. She was a professor emerita at the University of Notre Dame. She was born Jan. 9, 1926, in the District of Columbia to Alfred Evans Aldous and Coral ..

  • TERRY A. SCHLEGEL

    Terry “Sparky” Andrew Schlegel, 61, of Manhattan, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Terry was born in Manhattan, on July 19, 1953. He was the son of Marjorie Frances (Noll) Schlegel and the late William A. Schlegel.  ..

  • BILL FAITH

    Bill Faith, 91, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. Born on March 22, 1923, he was a longtime Manhattan resident where he was the founder of Faith Furniture which has remained a family owned and operated ..

  • GRANT ERIC HEPNER

    Grant Eric Hepner, 38, of Manhattan, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at the Via-Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita as the result of an accidental gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was born Jan. 14, 1977, in Manhattan. He was the son of Terry E. and ..

  • JERRY LEE CARROLL

    Jerry Lee Carroll, 74, of Junction City, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at the First United Methodist ..

  • JOHN RAYMOND BRUMBAUGH

    John Raymond Brumbaugh, 62, of Junction City, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at Geary Community Hospital. The family provided some of the following information. The beloved son and brother went home to be with his Lord and Savior, the family said.  John ..

  • WILLIAM R. ‘CORK’ UMPHREY

    William R. “Cork” Umphrey, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. He was born Oct. 2, 1929, to Walter and Rose Umphrey in Kansas City, Mo. Cork was a contractor and real estate broker. He is survived by his wife of 68 years Ella; children, Ray (Linda) ..

  • SHIRLEY ROGERS

    Shirley Rogers, 77, of Ogden, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on July 1, 1937, in Huron. She was the daughter of Karl and Lauretta (Morehead) Hudson. On April 24, 1954, in Ogden she was united in ..

  • VIRGINIA C. CLEEK

    Virginia C. Cleek, 82, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on Jan. 22, 1933, in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was the daughter of Dewey and Allie Campbell. Virginia was raised in Chattanooga where she ..

  • RICHARD R. ‘DICK’ LUNDQUIST

    Richard R. (Dick) Lundquist, 70, of Manhattan died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at his home after a brief illness. The family provided some of the following information. Dick was born Aug. 25, 1944, to Ruben and Alzina (Carlson) Lundquist. He enjoyed playing softball as a ..

  • JAMES WIEGERT

    James A. “Jim” Wiegert, 69, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan after a hard fought and courageous battle with ALS. The family provided some of the following information. Jim was born on Feb. 8, 1945, to Wilbur (Bud) ..


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