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  • CHARLES G. NIERNBERGER

    Charles Gilbert Niernberger, 91, of Manhattan died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Chuck was born Nov. 23, 1924 in Ellis County, the oldest son of Edgar and Nora Wasinger Niernberger. He ..

  • KAP EITEMILLER

    Kap Chun Eitemiller, 92, of Manhattan died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. She was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Korea. Kap was a homemaker and had worked as a custodian at Kansas State University for 10 years. She was a member ..

  • HERBERT E. ROGERS

    Herbert E. Rogers, 85, of Alta Vista died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Manhattan. Herb was born on April 30, 1931, in rural Alta Vista, the son of Monte and Rosa Heideman Rogers. He served in the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany. ..

  • Former Joint Chiefs chair Gen. Vessey dies at 94

    Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., a soldier’s soldier who lied about his age to enlist in the service, won his commission on a battlefield in World War II and became a four-star general and then chairman of the Joint ..

  • KAP C. EITEMILLER

    Kap Chun Eitemiller, 92, Manhattan, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. She was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Korea. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan...

  • DEANN L. TAYLOR

    Deann L. Taylor, 71, of Kansas City, Missouri, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016. She was the daughter of Russell Dean and Lois (Plummer) Taylor. Survivors are children, Justin Shafer and Megan Shafer; and brother, Ron Taylor. Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a...

  • RALPH V. GROSSNICKLE

    Ralph V. Grossnickle, 96, died on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Oct. 12, 1919 in Onaga, the son of Sidney Edward and Goldie (Swindell) Grossnickle.  ..

  • NORMAN D. PROCKISH

    Norman Dale Prockish died Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. A celebration of life will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in the Meadowlark Hills Community Room. Rev. Normal Summons will conduct a service at 2 p.m. with family and ..

  • DONIS P. VAUGHN

    Donis Paro Vaughn, 94, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Donis was born March 22, 1922, in rural Clay County. She was married to E.E. “Gene” Vaughn on March 27, 1943. She retired in 2010 after 37 years of ..

  • DOROTHY M. MESSER

    Dorothy Maurine Messer, 101, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Dorothy was born Jan. 1, 1915, in Paola, the daughter of Clyde and Blanche McCullough. She graduated from Paola High School in 1932 ..

  • MINER H. CARPENTER

    Miner H. “Mike” Carpenter Jr., 81, Manhattan, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at his home in the Deep Creek Area. He was born on April 27, 1935, in Northfield, Massachusetts, the son of Miner Carpenter Sr. and Gladys Haley. Graveside services for Mr. Carpenter will ..

  • KAREN K. McINTEER

    Karen Kay McInteer, 72, Manhattan, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at Valley Vista Good Samaritan in Wamego. Services are private, and at the convenience of family. Friends are encouraged to visit http://www.irvinparkview.com to share memories and words of condolence with ..

  • CLARANN SMITH

    Clarann (Boker) Smith, 82, Topeka, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, of natural causes. The family provided some of the following information. Clarann was born Sept. 30, 1933. She is survived by her sons and their brides, John, Julia, Steve, Amy, Ken and Paula; 16 grandchildren, Josh (..

  • PHYLLIS J. GLEASON

    Phyllis J. Gleason, 75, Manhattan, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at Good Shepherd Hospice House. The family provided some of the following information.  _ Phyllis was born Aug. 7, 1941, in Garden City, to Donald and Pearl (Burns) Scott. She graduated from Cimarron High School ..

  • DEWAIN A. HETTENBACH

    Dewain “Dean” A. Hettenbach, 85, White City, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. The family provided some of the following information. Dean was born Dec. 13, 1930, near Woodbine to Samuel and Dora (Timm) Hettenbach. On March 23, 1978, he married Myrna “Jeanie” Hircock-Peck. Dean is survived by ..

  • RALPH GROSSNICKLE SR.

    Ralph Grossnickle Sr., 96, died on Sunday, August 14, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House, Manhattan. He was born on Oct. 12, 1919, in Onaga. Funeral service information and a complete obituary will be released later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home...

  • KENNETH J. AKIN

    Kenneth Jay Akin, 50, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at his home in Frisco, Texas. The family provided some of the following information. Ken is survived by his parents, James “Jim” Akin, Wamego, and Jean Akin, Manhattan; a son, Nicolas, 8, Brazil; sister Janet ..

  • MARY M. WARD

    Mary M. “Marcy” Ward, 65, of Topeka, Kansas, formerly of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, died, Thursday, August 11, 2016. Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel is assisting the family. To view the full obituary online, please visit http://www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com...

  • CHARLES G. NIERNBERGER

    Charles G. Niernberger, age 91, of Manhattan, Kansas, died Saturday, August 13, 2016, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. He was born on November 23, 1924, in Ellis, Kansas, the son of Ed and Nora (Wasinger) Niernberger. Complete obituary information is pending and ..

  • MARGARET Y. WALKER

    Margaret Yzerman Walker, 91, of Manhattan, died Saturday, August 6, 2016, at Via Christi Health Center in Manhattan. She was a retired Assistant Professor of Music at Kansas State University. The family provided some of the following information. Margaret was born in Sunnyside, ..


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