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  • JANICE PETET

    Janice Marie Petet, 70, of Topeka, died unexpectedly of natural causes Thursday, March 16, 2017. The family provided some of the following information: Grateful to have shared her life are her daughters, Denise Petet, Cristal Barnes(Earl) and Melody Petet (former son-in-law Michael ..

  • PHILLIP PARRY

    Phillip Parry, 86, of Topeka and formerly of Riley, died Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Stormont-Vail Healthcare in Topeka. He was born on Dec. 29, 1930. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home. Memorial services will ..

  • CRAIG SALMINEN

    Craig Eino Salminen, 62, of Wamego, died Saturday, March 18, 2017, at his home. The family provided some of the following information. On Aug. 27, 1954, Craig was born to Eino and Alice (Quimby) Salminen in Painsville, Ohio. After graduating from Riverside High School in 1972, ..

  • HELEN SCHURLE

    Helen Elizabeth Roth Schurle, age 96, died Thursday, March 16, 2017. The family provided some of the following information. Helen was born Sept. 10, 1920, at Green. She was the daughter of Fred and Hattie (Mall) Roth. She married Willard F. Schurle on May 9, l941, ..

  • DONALD H. BECHTEL

    Donald H. Bechtel, 90, of Manhattan, died Saturday, March 18, 2017, at his residence. He was born on Oct. 12, 1926, in Manhattan, and had been a lifetime Manhattan resident. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan- Londeen Funeral ..

  • ELIZABETH M. MEYER

    Elizabeth “Liz” Marie Meyer, 30, of rural St. George, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Stormont-Vail Healthcare in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. Liz was born in Manhattan on Nov. 14, 1986. She was the daughter of Doug Meyer and Melissa ..

  • BARBARA D. HIGHAM

    Barbara Davies Higham, 89, of Manhattan, died Monday, March 13, 2017, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community — Wroten House in Manhattan. She was born on May 30, 1927, to Everett and Dorothy Davies of Scranton, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, ..

  • LARRY PEAK

    Larry Martin Peak, 71, died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. The family provided some of the following information. He was born in Wichita in 1945. Larry established a successful private mental health practice in Manhattan, followed by working as a counselor ..

  • JEANNE DRAY

    Jeanne F. (Olson) Dray, 67, died on Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Jeanne was born and raised in Manhattan. She was the daughter of Kenneth Le-Roy Olson and Nina Lee (Collins) Olson. Her mother ..

  • JEANNE DRAY

    Jeanne F. Dray, 67, died on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information: Jeanne was born and raised in Manhattan, to Kenneth LeRoy Olson and Nina Lee (Collins) Olson. Her mother was the daughter of a ..

  • ARTHUR WILLE

    Arthur Clayton Wille, 94, of Wamego died Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information: On April 6, 1922, Art was born in Genn Hospital in Wamego, to August and Martha (Breymeyer) Wille. After ..

  • LUCILLE MULRONEY

    Lucille Marie Mulroney, 92, formerly of Clay Center, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information: Lucille was born Oct. 8, 1924, in Hartford, to Myron James “Pat” and Esther Marie (Carnine) Steckel. ..

  • JOHN ARNOLD FAIRCHILD III

    John Arnold Fairchild III, 67, of Wamego, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at his residence surrounded by family. He was born on Nov. 29, 1949, in Manhattan. He was the son of Dr. John A. Fairchild Jr. and Margaret L. (Laughlin) Fairchild. John attended local ..

  • FRANCES HUPP

    Frances Jane Hupp, 93, of Topeka, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the House at Midland Care. She was born on July 5, 1923, on the family farm near Lillis, in Marshall County. She was the daughter of Thomas C. and Minnie E. (Stevens) Clark. ..

  • JEFFREY ‘JEFF’ J. WARDERS

    Jeffrey “Jeff” J. Warders, 53, died at his home in Navarre, on Monday, March 13, 2017. Jeff was born Nov. 30, 1963, at Marysville, to William “Joe” and Phyllis J. (Sperry) Warders. Survivors include his children, Amber (Thomas) Price and husband Thomas of Abilene, Madison (..

  • EILEEN STONE

    Eileen Ella Stone, 91, of Leonardville, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. She was born on Jan. 8, 1926, in Clay Center. She was the daughter of Walter and Ella (Larson) Peterson. On Dec. 3, 1949 in Leonardville, she was married to Chester ..

  • THOMAS GILBERT WYATT

    Thomas Gilbert Wyatt, 82, of Topeka, died Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Topeka. He was born September 15, 1934, in Henderson, Kentucky, the son of Willam James and Vena Ann (Abrams) Wyatt. Tom attended grade schools in Henderson, and after graduating from Barrett Manual Training ..

  • ANTHONY JAMES JOHNSON

    Anthony James (Tony) Johnson, 39, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, surr ounded by family. The family provided some of the following information: Tony was born July 23, 1977, in Pittsburgh. He soon after moved, with his mother, to Manhattan where he attended ..

  • SAMUEL ROBERT GOODIN

    Samuel Robert Goodin, 92, of Clay Center, died Sunday, March 12, 2017. He was born Dec. 20, 1924, to John and Nellie Goodin. Sam is survived by daughters: Andrea Ewert (Jim), Di ane Novak ( Dennis), Kay Mar- key (Lyle); daughter- in- law Debbie Goodin; sister, ..

  • ROBERT DEAN

    Robert Dean, 68, of Manhattan, died Thursday, March 9, 2017. The family has provided some of the following information: Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Cere mony will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 18, at Penwell- Gabel Funeral Home, 203 ..


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