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  • ALLEN GLEN BIGSBY

    Allen Glen “Bim” Bigsby, 68, a lifelong resident of Manhattan died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. The family provided the following information. Allen was born in Manhattan, on May 16, 1946, the son of the late Rufus Allen “Bun” and Gloria Jeanne (Rhyno) Bigsby. Bim was ..

  • CHERLYN SMITH

    Cherlyn Louise (Wilcox) Smith, 80, of Westmoreland, formerly of Wichita, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in Wamego. Cherlyn was born Feb. 9, 1934, in Wichita. She married Lynn E. Smith on Jan. 9, 1982, in Wichita. She worked at Henry’s Department Store in Wichita and was ..

  • ALLEN BIGSBY

    Allen Glen Bigsby, 68, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at his home. Allen was born on May 16, 1946...

  • ROBIN ELAINE SMITH

    Robin Elaine Smith, 57, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at Mercy Regional Health Center. Robin was born in Topeka on Oct. 3, 1957...

  • LORITA J. PRESTWOOD

    Lorita Joan Prestwood, 82, of rural Manhattan, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at her home. She was born on Nov. 19, 1932, in Olsburg. She was the daughter of Reynold and Gladys (Gustafson) Nordgren. She grew up in the Olsburg area and graduated from Olsburg ..

  • PAUL HEIDEL

    Paul L. Heidel, 77, of Salina, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. He was born Sept. 4, 1937, in Manhattan. He was the son of Frank P. and Catherine A. (Otnes) Heidel. Paul was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Heidel; daughter, Joann Shotwell; brother, ..

  • JERYKA LAWRENCE

    Jeryka R. (Lobner) Lawrence, 27, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, after a two-year battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Jan. 30, 1987, in Shawnee. She was the daughter of John and Becky (Sisson) Lobner. ..

  • MYRON B. ‘PETE’ PETERS

    Myron B. “Pete” Peters, 65, of Morganville, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at his home. He was born on April 19, 1949, in Pennsylvania. He was the son of Frank and Amy Peters. Pete was a truck driver who enjoyed going on coast to coast ..

  • WILLIAM R. ‘BOB’ ROGERS, JR.

    William R. “Bob” Rogers, Jr., 49, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at his residence. His family provided some of the following information. He was born on May 30, 1965, in Westmoreland. He was the son of Wm. R. “Bob” Rogers, Sr. and Mary (..

  • DALE RAY HASENBANK

    Dale Ray Hasenbank, 64, of Marion, formerly of St. George, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at his home.  He was born Feb. 27, 1950, in Manhattan. He was the son of Cleo Carl and Velma Lorraine Rowe Hasenbank.  He served in the United ..

  • DALE G. SCHURR

    Dale G. Schurr, 87, of St. George, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at Stormont Vail Healthcare in Topeka. Dale was born on June 5, 1927, to Gilford and Delia (Scritchfield) Schurr in St. George. After he graduated from St. George High School, Dale served in ..

  • ARLENE KAY SHEPHERD

    Arlene Kay Shepherd, 52, Oskaloosa, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Hickory Pointe Care and Rehab Center in Oskaloosa. Arlene was born on Sept. 23, 1961, in Onaga to Ernest and Mary Belle (Teter) Shepherd. She attended school in Havensville and was homemaker, helping her ..

  • WILLIAM ROBERT ROGERS, JR.

    William Robert Rogers, Jr., 49, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at his residence. He was born on May 30, 1965, in Westmoreland and had been a lifetime area resident. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral ..

  • RAMONA MARIE SIMON HUXMAN

    Ramona Marie Simon Huxman, 77, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. The family provided some of the following information. She was the daughter of the late Ted and Marie Simon. She is survived by Don, her husband of 56 years; daughter, Sandra Dunbar and husband ..

  • JOHN WILLIAM MACHIN III

    John William Machin III, 74, of Riley, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at his home. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Jan. 6, 1941, in Wamego. He was the son of John William Machin, Jr. and Ruth Elizabeth (Burgess) ..

  • SHARON J. (HASTINGS) WRIGHT

    Sharon Jean Wright, 78, of Manhattan, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Good Shepherd Hospice House after a long battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. Sharon Jean Hastings was born in Coffeyville on May 25, 1936, to Glen F. and ..

  • CAROL DETTMER

    Carol D. Dettmer, 84, of Waterville, died on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. Survivors include her three daughters, Nancy Shields and husband Mike of Omaha, Neb., Amy Bishop and husband Rick of Blue Rapids, and Tammy ..

  • JOHN WILLIAM MACHIN III

    John William Machin III, 74, of Riley, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at his residence. Additional obituary and service information will be announced later by the funeral home...

  • DEIDRA R. EDWARDS

    Deidra Rochelle Edwards, 58, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. She was born Oct. 6, 1956, in Concordia to Melvin and Florene (Kopsa) Blecha. She graduated from Mankato High School in 1974. She is survived by daughter Danielle (Michael Pagels), Manhattan; sister Darci (Reed) Campbell, El Dorado; ..

  • LELAND W. ELLIOTT

    Leland W. Elliott, 82, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Sept. 26, 1932, in rural Hallowell. He was the son of Ernest and Maxine (..


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