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  • WULF DOERRY

    Wulf Thedel Albrecht Doerry, 85, Manhattan, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Via Christi Village after a long illness. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Dec. 29, 1928, in Marienburg, Germany (now Malbork, Poland) to Albrecht and Erna (Penner) ..

  • FERN ELAINE HAGEMAN

    Fern Elaine Hageman, 83, of Leonardville, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. She was born on May 12, 1931, in Leonardville, the daughter of Herman Arthur and Ethel Ramona (Wickstrum) Bammes.  On Aug. 20, 1950, at the Leonardville EUB Church, she was ..

  • JANELLE LYNETTE BALDWIN

    Janelle Lynette Baldwin, 40, of Wamego died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Valley Vista Good Samaritan Society in Wamego. Janelle was born May 27, 1974, in Paola. She graduated from Wamego High School in 1993 and worked as a certified nurse’s aide. Survivors are ..

  • RUTH OPIE

    Ruth Marie Opie, 97, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Via Christi in Manhattan. She was born Nov. 17, 1916, in Great Bend, the daughter of Robert and Helena (Otto) Essmiller. Ruth married Ralph E. Opie Jan. 30, 1938, in Great Bend.  He died Jan. 19, 2005. A ..

  • ROBERT CHARD

    Robert I. Chard, 92, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Dec. 12, 1921, in Lincoln, the son of Henry A. and Clara E. (Howard) Chard. Robert graduated from ..

  • STEVEN C. POSLER

    A celebration of the life of Steve Posler will be held at College Avenue United Methodist Church, 1609 College Ave., at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, 3014, with the Rev. Larry Fry officiating. A private family inurnment will be held at a ..

  • FERN HAGEMAN

    Fern Hageman, 83, of Leonardville, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home...

  • JILL CARLSON

    Jill Ann (Frechette) Carlson, Manhattan, 52, died July 26, 2014, at Oklahoma State University Medical Center-Tulsa. The family provided some of the following information. Jill was born on June 29,1962, in Milwaukee, Wis., to James and Elois Frechette. She grew up in Overland Park ..

  • JEAN PETERKA

    Jean E. Peterka died on Wednesday, July 30, 2014,  at Meadowlark Hills in Manhattan. The funeral mass was at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Wichita on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 9:30 a.m. with a burial following. Her grandson, the Rev. Peter ..

  • WARREN MCCRACKEN

    Warren V. McCracken, 90, of Belleville died July 31, 2014. He was born March 14, 1924, in rural Cuba, the youngest son of Thaddeus L. McCracken and Myrtle (Dorman) McCracken. He served with the United States Army during World War II. He was united in ..

  • GABRIEL RAYAS

    Gabriel Richard Rayas, 71, Salina, died July 31, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. He was born March 24, 1943, in Kendall, the son of Jess and Dolores (Coronado) Rayas. Gabe was an army veteran serving from 1964 to 1966. He worked in the optical profession ..

  • LOUISE WINTER

    Louise M. Winter, 92, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Louise was born on Feb. 23, 1922, in Shields, the daughter of George and Maude (Kackley) Maddy.  Louise earned her bachelor’..

  • HOWARD KITTERMAN

    Howard I. Kitterman,102, of Manhattan, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Homestead Assisted Living, Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Sept. 6, 1911, in Durham, the son of William Lee & Ella (Knox) Kitterman. Howard was proud ..

  • HERMAN WIARD

    Herman Wiard, 93, Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born on Oct. 25, 1920, in rural Riley County near Manhattan, the son of Herman Earl and Mary (Crider) Wiard. On May 14, 1942, he was married to Verna ..

  • SOPHIA GENEVA DAVIDSON

    Sophia Geneva (Gene) Davidson died Sunday, July 27, 2014. The family provided the following information. Gene was the daughter of George and Ruby Croft, and was born in Little Rock, Ark., in 1925. She moved to Manhattan after marrying Loren Irving Davidson (Dave) ..

  • HERMAN R. WIARD

    Herman R. Wiard, 93, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Mercy Regional Health Center. Arrangements are pending with Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley...

  • PAUL BRANSON

    Paul Branson, 47, presentation editor of the St. Joseph News-Press, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his parents’ home in Osawatomie. He was there recovering from a serious motorcycle accident when he collapsed. Attempts to revive him by family members and EMTs were ..

  • MALAKAI ROWLAND-VAN HORN

    Malakai Isaac Dean Rowland-Van Horn, 23, of Clay Center, died of cancer Friday, July 25, 2014, at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. He was born on Oct. 13, 1990, at Fort Riley. On June 4, 2011, at Clay Center, he was married to Diamond ..

  • HOWARD KITTERMAN

    Howard I. Kitterman, 102, of Manhattan, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Homestead Assisted Living, Manhattan. He was born on Sept. 6, 1911, in Durham, the son of William Lee and Ella (Knox) Kitterman. Howard was proud of his service in the United States Army.&..

  • PAM OLSON

    Pamela Jean Olson, 54, of rural Onaga, formerly of Albuquerque, N.M., and Loveland, Colo.,  died Sunday, July 27, 2014, after a battle with cancer.  She lived the last 10 years in Albuquer-que and had recently moved to Kansas to be close ..


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