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  • DAVID M. WATAHA

    David M. Wataha, 59, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at his residence in Manhattan following an extended illness. He was born on March 7, 1955, in Manhattan, the son of Clay J. and Janet R. Wataha.  David was raised in Manhattan where ..

  • ERNEST DENZIL STEPHENS

    Ernest Denzil Stephens, 86, of El Dorado, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in El Dorado. The family provided some of the following information. Ernest was born on July 5, 1928, in Hollis, Okla., the son of Ernest J. and Jane (Moss) Stephens.  He was ..

  • TERRY BILLS

    Terry L. Bills, 64, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on April 20, 1950, in Wichita, the son of Ludie and Dortha (Adams) Bills. Terry ..

  • FRANCIS JAY LOVELL

    Francis Jay Lovell, 88, died at his home in Wichita on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. The family provided the following information. He was born on Oct. 6, 1925, in Pittsburg to Cloral and Ruth Aiman Lovell. He graduated from Manhattan High School in 1944 and from ..

  • PATRICIA JOAN CUNNINGHAM

    Patricia Joan Cunningham, 81, of Leonardville, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. The family provided the following information. She was born on March 25, 1933 in Anthony, the daughter of John E. and Mabel V. (Martin) Whittle. She graduated from Kiowa ..

  • DAVID M. WATAHA

    David M. Wataha, 59, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at his residence. He was born on March 7, 1955, in Manhattan, the son of Clay J. and Janet R. Wataha. Additional obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen- Meloan-Londeen ..

  • HELEN C. HANNAGAN

    Helen C. Hannagan, 73, of the McDowell Creek Community in Manhattan, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. She was born on March 28, 1941, in Manhattan, the daughter of Frank P. and Catherine ..

  • TERRY BILLS

    Terry L. Bills, 64, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Terry was born on April 20, 1950 in Wichita, the son of Ludie and Dortha (Adams) Bills. Terry enlisted in ..

  • FRANCES MOYER

    Frances Moyer, 97, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at Meadowlark Healthcare. Services are pending with Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home...

  • KENNETH EDWIN HITCH

    Kenneth “Ken” Edwin Hitch, 56, of Wamego, died at his home on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. The family provided the following information. Ken was born on April 6, 1958, to Lewis “Lew” and Danna Jean (Foltz) Hitch in Ellis.  He attended grade school in ..

  • EVELYN PFAFF LAWSON

    Evelyn Lenora Pfaff Lawson, 88, of Leonardville, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. The family provided the following information. She was born on Sept. 14, 1926, in Leonardville, the daughter of Charley and Ruth (Seagren) Nelson.  She graduated from Leonardville ..

  • GEORGE M. OLSON

    George M. Olson, 92, of Axtell, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at his home.  Visitation is on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Axtell-Landreth Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.  A funeral will ..

  • JIM BLACK

    James N. “Jim” Black, 81, of Manhattan died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Jim was born Nov. 20, 1932, in Minneapolis, Kan., the son of Floyd and Mae (Reynolds) Black, and ..

  • MICHAEL D. NELSON

    Michael D. Nelson, 64, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Oct. 26, 1949, in Manhattan, the son of Robert and Elizabeth (Scott) Nelson. Michael attended the ..

  • THOMAS TAYLOR

    Thomas N. Taylor, 18, of Davenport, Iowa, died of a gunshot wound on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Thomas was an intelligent, loving and caring young man who lost his life far too soon. Thomas is survived by his parents, Todd M. Taylor and ..

  • EVELYN PFAFF LAWSON

    Evelyn Pfaff Lawson, 88, of Leonardville died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley...

  • DAVID YOUNG

    David G. Young, 62, of Olathe, formerly of Wamego, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Olathe Chapel. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Wamego City Cemetery. The family will receive ..

  • REBECCA ROSE BRANAM

    Rebecca Rose “Becky” Branam, 49, formerly of Ogden, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Mrs. Branam was a former Social Security Administration service representative. She was preceded in death by her mother, Wanda Clark. Survivors include her husband, Richard Branam; father, James Clark; parents-in-law, ..

  • LOIS CONLIN

    Lois I. Conlin, 87, of Topeka, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Lois was born June 26, 1927, in Wakefield, the daughter of Clarence and Alice (Carlstrom) Carpenter. She graduated from Wakefield Rural High School. Upon graduation, she moved to Topeka where she worked for ..

  • WINIFRED DENNING

    Winifred R. Denning died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Salina Regional Health Center. A memorial Mass for Winifred Rose Denning, 92, Salina, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29, at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Winnie was born March 24, 1922, in Kansas City, Mo., to Velta ..


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