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  • MAX DALE KRAUS

    Max Dale Kraus, 72, of Alma,, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Stormont-Vail Health Care in Topeka. The family provided the following information. Max was born on June 17, 1942, near Alta Vista, the son of Leslie and Mildred Sherrer Kraus.  Max worked 43 years ..

  • ROBERT HENRY KOKENGE

    Robert Henry “Bob” Kokenge, 89, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at his residence. The family provided the following information. Robert was born on Nov. 29, 1924, east of Baileyville, the son of John and Anna (Deters) Kokenge. Bob graduated from Seneca High School ..

  • ELIZABETH LOUISE CRUMP

    Elizabeth Louise Crump, 94, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. She was born on Feb. 6, 1920, in Burley, Idaho, the daughter of Doris (Marsh) and Lysle Campbell.  Her family ..

  • ALEXANDER BASCOM

    Alexander Bascom, 18, of Manhattan,  died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at his residence near Keats. He was born on June 13, 1996, in Mbingo, Cameroon, and had been a resident of Manhattan since June of 2011. He was a student at Manhattan High School. Additional ..

  • JAMES MICHAL TOBIAS

    James Michal Tobias, 74, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Kissimmee, Fla., where he resided for many years. He had diabetes. Mr. Tobias was born Nov. 23, 1939, in Manhattan. He gradated from St. George High School in 1957. He joined the U.S. Air Force ..

  • ROBERT H. KOKENGE

    Robert Henry Kokenge, 94, of Manhattan died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at his residence. He was born Nov. 29, 1919, east of Baileyville. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502...

  • KATHRYN ROARK

    Kathryn “Kate” Roark, 93, Manhattan, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.  The family provided some of the following information. Kate was born May 30, 1921, in Alma, the daughter of Frank and Elna Marie (Hollister) Kramer. She ..

  • CHARLES THOMAS LEWIS

    A tribute to Charles “Charlie” Thomas Lewis, 93, of Manhattan, who died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. The family provided the following information. Charles was born to James Thomas and Anna Melissa (Barker) Lewis on April 26, 1921, in Cherryvale. He attended a number of different ..

  • DAWNETTE HOERNER

    Dawnette Hoerner, 52, Quenemo, passed away on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 in a car accident near Vassar. Dawnette was married to David Hoerner, originally from the Miltonvale and Manhattan area, on June 15, 2001. She is survived by her husband David, her son Britton, her ..

  • EDITH THOMPSON

    Edith L. Thompson, 88, of Manhattan, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, at her residence. Edith was born in Garrison on June 25, 1926, to the late Julia (Roush) and Edmond Kilner. Edith was united in marriage to Martin Thompson, who precedes her in death. ..

  • Purple Heart recipient who fought in Battle of Bulge dies

    William F. “Bill” Stahl, 89, of Junction City, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Valley View Senior Life in Junction City. Bill was born March 4, 1925, in Junction City, the son of Edward John and Reta Mae (Cline) Stahl. He attended schools in Junction ..

  • TESSIE BUSSART

    Tessie Myrtle Bussart, 79, of Wamego died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at the Westy Community Care Home. She was a member of the area for nearly 50 years. The family provided some of the following information. Tessie was born Feb. 4, 1935, in Kalamazoo, Mich., the ..

  • WAYNE PERRY

    Wayne Austin Perry, 87, of Salina died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. He was born March 21, 1927, in Junction City, the son of William Austin Perry and Etta Elizabeth (Dempsey) Perry. Wayne was a World War II veteran and a mail carrier for the United ..

  • SALLY BETH UBEL

    Sally Beth Ubel, 79, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Trinity Manor Nursing Home in Dodge City. The family provided the following information. Sally was born on April 27, 1935, in Wamego, the daughter of Hugh and Caroline (Smith) Miracle. Sally was a graduate of ..

  • THOMAS WOODWARD

    Thomas E. “Tom” Woodward, 67, of Junction City died on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at his home. The family provided some of the following information. Tom was born on Feb. 20, 1947, in Manhattan. He attended school in Junction City. He worked in construction, specializing ..

  • HOWARD KRANZ

    Howard E. Kranz, 83, of Wetmore died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Sabetha Hospital. He married Marion Alice Dittemore on March 22, 1953, in Holton. She survives of the home. Other survivors include his children, Janet Horton (Neil) of Manhattan, Sandy Hutfles (Sam) of Seneca, ..

  • FRANCES ROGERS

    Frances Fern Rogers, 88, of Paxico died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Midland Care Hospice in Topeka. Frances was born on Jan. 13, 1926, in Maple Hill. She attended Paxico High School and started a bill collecting company in Chicago. She was survived by her ..

  • CHARLES THOMAS LEWIS

    Charles “Charlie” Thomas Lewis, 93, of Topeka, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. The family provided the following information. Charlie was born to James Thomas and Anna Melissa (Barker) Lewis on April 26, 1921, in Cherryvale. He attended a number of different schools in his early ..

  • DONNA MARIE REUTER

    Donna Marie Reuter, 80, of Alma, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Alma Manor. Donna was born Sept. 12, 1934, in rural Alma, the daughter of Harvey and Lillian Metzger Sommer.  Donna was a licensed abstractor and title agent and owned and operated the ..

  • BETTY LOU MADDEN

    Betty Lou Madden, 91, a former Hastings, Neb., resident, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at Tiffany Square Care Center in Grand Island, Neb. The family provided the following information. Betty was born Oct. 30, 1922, in Topeka to John Lanehart Madden, Sr. and Exzelia E. (..


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