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  • 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 ..

  • MORRIS DOZIER SR.

    Morris Dozier, Sr., 92, of Junction City, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Morris was born Nov. 30, 1921, in Leslie, Ga., the son of the late Charlie and Minnie (Frazier) Dozier.  Morris attended schools and graduated from ..

  • ROBERT L. FUNK

    Robert L. “Bob” Funk, 87, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Asbury Park in Newton. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Nov. 21, 1926, in Newton to Theo and Lydia (Hiebert) Funk. He lived in Hillsboro, where his father owned ..

  • PAUL BRANSON

    Paul Lyndon Branson II, 47, St. Joseph, Mo., formerly of Manhattan, died suddenly Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his parents’ home. According to a family member, Mr. Branson died after suffering either a pulmonary embolism or a heart attack. Efforts to revive him ..

  • MARION ELAINE LUND

    Marion Elaine Lund, 84, of Clay Center died Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Clay County Medical Center in Clay Center. She was born on Oct. 9, 1930, at Clay Center, the daughter of Edward E. and Mary (Jonsson) Naslund. On Oct. 9, 1949, she married the ..

  • MALAKAI ROWLAND-VAN HORN

    Malakai Rowland-Van Horn, 23, of Clay Center died Friday, July 25, 2014 at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Arrangements are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley...

  • MARION LUND

    Marion E. Lund, 84, of Clay Center, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Clay County Medical Center in Clay Center. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley...

  • SYBIL CONVERSE

    Twila Sybil Converse, 72, of rural Olsburg, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Sybil was born in Emporia on Nov. 17, 1941, the daughter of Dr. Ralph and Genevieve Barrett, of Burlington. ..

  • ISABELLA (KIRKMAN) DeARMOND

    Isabella (Kirkman) DeArmond, the daughter of Kristine Leigh Kirkman and Justin Beau DeArmond, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, as the result of the Trisomy 18 birth defect. The family provided the following information. ..

  • SAMUEL ESCOE

    Samuel Escoe Jr., 80, a former resident of Manhattan and Topeka, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Oklahoma City. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014 at Rayfield Baptist Church in Muskogee, Okla. Arrangements entrusted with Granger-House of Winn Funeral ..

  • JOEL MERLIN SPILLER

    Joel (Joe) Merlin Spiller, 86, of Frankfort, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Joe was surrounded by loving family members and died of natural causes. He was born on Jan. 12, 1928 in ..

  • MARGUERITE JUNE BECK

    Marguerite June Beck, 81, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. The family provided the following information. Marguerite was born on June 16, 1933, in Dodge City, to William C. and Edna (Smiley) Copp.  She graduated from Kinsley ..

  • ROD BOWEN

    Rodney Mason Bowen, 76, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Rod was born March 12, 1938, in Seminole, Okla., the son of Jasper V. and Golden A. (Marvel) Bowen.  ..

  • MARY ELIZABETH WOOD

    Mary Elizabeth Wood, 86, of Topeka, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Topeka. The family provided the following information. She was born on Sept. 1, 1927 in Manhattan, the daughter of Archibald and Regina (Foveaux) Allen.  Mary grew up in the Manhattan and Ogden ..

  • ELAINE MARIE BAXTER

    Elaine Baxter, 84, of Manhattan, died Monday, July 21, 2014,  at Mercy Regional Health Center. The family provided the following information. Elaine was born in Manhattan, on Feb. 19, 1930, the daughter of the late Thomas D. and Ethel F. (Whitmer) Hannagan.  She ..

  • ROD BOWEN

    Rodney Mason Bowen, 76, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born March 12, 1938, in Seminole, Okla., and had been a Manhattan resident for 50 years. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later ..


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