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  • 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. ..

  • NORMA D. WILLIAMS

    Norma Dee Williams, 83, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan after a lengthy illness. The family provided some of the following information. Dee was born on Oct. 4, 1931, in Topeka, the daughter of Dewey and ..

  • JOHN L. COTY

    John (Jack) L. Coty, 75, of Manhattan died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. The family provided some of the following information. John was born in Lafayette, Ind. He graduated from Goodland High School in 1957 and joined the U.S. Air Force.  He married ..

  • MERLIN CHARLES GEISLER

    Merlin Charles Geisler, 80, of Leonardville, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Merlin was born on Jan. 6, 1934, in Alma, the son of Henry and Ida Biesenthal Geisler. He was married ..

  • LYLE E. SYLVESTER

    Lyle E. Sylvester, 84, of Clay Center and a longtime resident of Wamego since 1966, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at the Wamego United Methodist Church. ..

  • ERNEST WAYNE BRATTON

    Ernest Wayne (Wayne) Bratton, 74, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Wayne was born on Nov. 7, 1939, in rural Eureka, the son of Robert Arthur and Edna Mae (Wheeler) ..

  • DAYLON D. AUSTIN

    Daylon D. “Doug” Austin, 48, of St. George, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. Doug was born on July 24, 1966, in Joplin, Mo., to Daylon “Dee” and Mary Helen (Gordon) Austin. His family resided in Joplin until 1973 when ..

  • MARGARET M. KELLEY

    Margaret M. (Peg) Kelley, 95, longtime Manhattan resident, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. The family provided the following information. Margaret was born on Sept. 30, 1919, on a farm in Sandy Hook, near St. Marys. She was the third of ..


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