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  • LORNA STIGGE

    Lorna C. Stigge, 87, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. She was born on April 5, 1927, at the family home in Washington County, the daughter of Karl William and Clara Marie (Meyer) Blanken. Funeral service information and a ..

  • LUCILLE HART

    Lucille Hart, 84, a longtime Manhattan resident, died Dec. 13, 2014, at St. Luke’s East Hospital, in Lee’s Summit, Mo. She was born Jan. 1, 1930, in Flush, the daughter of Otto and Louise (Bechtel) Oppy. On June 30, 1947, at St. Patrick’s Catholic ..

  • ROBERT C. BUCHANAN

    Robert C. Buchanan, 83, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.  Respect calls may be made anytime Sunday. ..

  • LEE OLIVER HINKLE

    Lee Oliver Hinkle, 91, Greenleaf, died at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Survivors include his children; Diana Ellis and husband Buck of Auburn, Ronnie Hinkle and wife Lori of Waterville and Roger Hinkle and wife LaVerna ..

  • HELEN FRANCES SPENCER WISEMAN

    Helen Frances Spencer Wiseman, 86, of Topeka, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at her home at Lexington Park Assisted Living. The family provided the following information. Helen was born Dec. 2, 1928, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Roe Emerson and Helen Frances (Burton) ..

  • RENEE MILLER

    Renee Miller, 88, of Frankfort, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at the Frankfort Community Care Home. The family provided the following information. Renee was born on Sept. 6, 1926, in Topeka, the daughter of Daniel and Mary (Dowd) Donahy.  She graduated from Frankfort High ..

  • CURTIS LOWELL HENNING

    Curtis Lowell Henning, 75, of the Lake Elbo community east of Manhattan, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at his residence. The family provided the following information. Curtis was born on Oct. 2, 1939, in Lakefield, Minn., the son of Lowell William and Camilla Irene (Curtis) ..

  • BRENT KILBOURN

    Brent Eugene Kilbourn, 17, of Riley, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, as the result of an automobile accident west of Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Brent was born on Feb. 2, 1997, in Colby, the son of Buck Eugene and Angella Michelle (Foncannon) ..

  • DELBERT J. GAREIS

    Delbert J. Gareis, 82, Flush, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Topeka. Delbert was born Aug. 13, 1932, near Flush, the son of John E. and Hilda M. (Umscheid)  Gar-eis. His family provided some of the following information. He attended grade school and high ..

  • DELBERT J. GAREIS

    Delbert J. Gareis, 82, Flush, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Topeka. Delbert was born Aug. 13, 1932, near Flush, the son of John E. and Hilda M. (Umscheid)  Gar-eis. His family provided some of the following information. He attended grade school and high ..

  • BOB J. CLARK

    Bob J. Clark, 85, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at the Logan County Manor, Oakley. He was born June 5, 1929, in Lincoln County to Chester D. and Anna M. (Lewis) Clark. Bob married Edith L. Suter on May 25, 1952, in Manhattan. He was a U...

  • EDWARD LEE MILLER

    Edward Lee Miller, 86, Wamego, died Wed., Dec. 3, 2014, at Westy Community Care Home.  Eddie was born March 24, 1928, the son of Charles and Alice Tucker Miller. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Eddie was an auto ..

  • MARVIN E. OPPENLANDER

    Marvin Eugene Oppenlander, 79, of Wamego, passed away Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice of Manhattan. His family provided some of the following information. Marvin was born Jan. 18, 1935, in Manhattan, the son of Harry E. and Gladys L. Mann Oppenlander. ..

  • WILDA L. TUCKER

    Wilda L. “Woody” Tucker, 89, of Hutchinson, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. The family provided the following information. Woody was born on Nov. 6, 1925, in Haddam, the daughter of the late Vernon Jay and Edna C. Teeter. She graduated from Lawrence High School in 1943. ..

  • VIRGINIA BARTLEY

    Virginia Bartley, 91, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Overland Park. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. The family provided the following information. Virginia was born on July 25, 1923, in St. Louis, Mo. She was a ..

  • DEL KNAUER

    Del Knauer, 91, died Dec. 2 at his home in Hutchinson. He was born May 24, 1923, in Barnard, Kan., the son of William F. and Leitha (Eddy) Knauer. He was a graduate of KSU and KU, and taught at Hutchinson High School for 37 ..

  • STEPHAN KONZ

    Stephan Anthony Konz, 81, of Manhattan, professor emeritus of industrial engineering at Kansas State University, died on Dec. 2 in his sleep with his wife and family by his side. Steve was born in Milwaukee, Wis., Nov.25, 1933. He graduated from the University ..

  • REGENE A. “JEAN” FINN

    Regene A. “Jean” Finn, 86, died Dec. 2 in LaCross, Kan. Jean was born March 23, 1928, in Hoisington to Reglin and Margaret (Poore) Valerius. Jean married Bob “Slats” Finn on Aug. 21, 1948. She was a homemaker and had worked as a telephone operator, and ..

  • ROBIN GAIL WAGNER

    Robin Gail (Sipp) Wagner, died Nov. 30 in Wichita. She was born Feb. 8, 1949, in Leavenworth to Clifford G. and Carlyn A. (Fry) Cummins. She is survived by husband, William (Bill) of Coffeyville; daughter, Monica Schultz (Paul) of Cary, Ill.; son, Matthew ..

  • LEIGH A. CASTLE

    Leigh A. Castle, 44, of Junction City died on Dec. 1, 2014, in her home.  A visitation will be held Mon., Dec. 8 , from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel. After the visitation, cremation will take place. Memorial services will be ..


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