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  • K-State patron Beach dies at 94

    Marianna Kistler Beach, patron of the arts and the namesake of Kansas State University’s art museum, died Saturday at age 94. Beach, who grew up in Manhattan and was a K-State graduate, died at her home in Lawrence. The museum, ..

  • CLEO I. TURNBOW

    Cleo Inez Isabel “Tess” Turnbow, 91, of Wamego, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at her residence. She was born on Jan. 27, 1923, near Onaga and had been a Wamego and Manhattan area resident since 1963. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later ..

  • OLIVER JUNIOR HESS

    Oliver Junior Hess, 94, of Topeka, formerly of rural Alma,  died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Topeka.  The family provided the following information. Oliver was born on May 17, 1920, south of Alma.  He spent his entire adult life as a rancher ..

  • CATHERINE FRANCES BUERO

    Catherine “Cathy” Frances Buero, 60, of rural Alma, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at her home following a long illness. The family provided the following information. She was born April 4, 1954, in Belen, N.M., the daughter of Arthur and Dorothy Aragon Chavez.  ..

  • JESSIE MAE WALLS

    Jessie Mae Walls, 87, of Alma, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. She was born Feb. 25, 1927, in rural Ellisville, Miss., the daughter of George and Mary Gibson Ryals.  She married ..

  • BETTY SILVA

    Betty Sue Silva, 73, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, surrounded by her husband, sister, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Betty Silva was born on Nov. 20, 1940, in Dover, Ark.  On June 24, 1961, she married her one true ..

  • IRENE F. IRWIN

    Irene F. Irwin, 83, of Leonardville, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at the Leonardville Cemetery with Pastor Kevin Larson officiating.  Additional obituary information ..

  • LEIGH GLENN POSTON

    Leigh Glenn Poston, 62, of Manhattan, died Monday morning, Nov. 3, 2014, at his residence. The family provided the following information. He was born on June 23, 1952, in Gunnison, Colo., the son of Warren Glenn and Jean (Watanabe) Poston.  The family moved to ..

  • KENNETH D. DONELSON

    Kenneth D. Donelson, 92, a longtime resident of Iowa City, Iowa, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Meadowlark Hills Wroten House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Ken was born on Nov. 7, 1921, in Ogden, Iowa, to Everett and Grace Donelson. His ..

  • GEORGE M. SCHMIDT

    George M. Schmidt, 95, a longtime Manhattan resident, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Autumn Hills in Riley. The family provided the following information. He was born June 1, 1919, in Tescott, the son of the Harry and Rebecca M. (McCormick) Schmidt. George graduated from ..

  • DWAYNE STEWART

    Dwayne Stewart, 80, Wamego, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka. The family provided some of the following Dwayne was born on May 25, 1934, in Morganville to Vernon and Verona (Lakin) Stewart. He would be united in marriage with ..

  • ROBERT BENTLEY

    Robert F. Bentley, 84, of Leonardville died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at his residence. He was born on Dec. 4, 1929, in West Plains, Mo., the son of Burl Rudolph and Elsie Adeline (Haley) Bentley. On Feb. 9, 1954, he was married to Berniece Fern Short at ..

  • ALEXANDER HAMBLIN

    Alexander Delane Hamblin, 26, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at his residence. The family did not provide the cause of death. The family provided some of the following information. Alexander was born in Great Bend on April 7, 1988, to Debra (Horyna) Pratt ..

  • LEIGH POSTON

    Leigh Glenn Poston, 62, died on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at his residence in Manhattan. He was born on June 23, 1952, in Gunnison, Colorado. Memorial service information and a complete obituary are pending and will be released later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz ..

  • GEORGE M. SCHMIDT

    George M. Schmidt, 95, a longtime Manhattan resident, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Autumn Hills in Riley. He was born June 1, 1919, in Tescott. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502...

  • PAT REASONER

    Pat Ann Reasoner, 80, of Keats, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at her home in Keats surrounded by her sons, Michael, Mark and Matt. The family provided some of the following information. Pat was born Floretta Jean McAlister on Oct. 15, 1934, at Freedom, Okla.&..

  • ALEXANDER HAMBLIN

    Alexander Delane Hamblin, 26, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at his residence. The family did not provide the cause of death. The family provided some of the following information. Alexander was born in Great Bend on April 7, 1988, to Debra (Horyna) Pratt ..

  • ROBERT F. BENTLEY

    Robert F. Bentley, 84 of Leonardville, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley...

  • LYLE E. SYLVESTER

    Lyle E. Sylvester, 84, a Clay Center resident since 2003, and a resident of rural Wamego since 1966, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center of Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Lyle was born Aug. 7, 1930, on his family ..

  • PAUL MANN

    Paul David Mann, 47, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at his residence in Manhattan of natural causes. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on May 22, 1967, in Ness City, the son of Paul “Gene” and Janice J. (Rufenacht) Mann. ..


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