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  • RICHARD ALLEN “RICK” HARRIS

    Rick Harris, 66, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at The Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Aug. 26, 1949, in Raytown, Mo. He was the son of Harley and Geraldine Harris and attended schools ..

  • DENISE BURGESS

    A memorial service for Denise Marie (Dains) Burgess is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at the Flint Hills Apostolic Church in Council Grove. Visitation with family and friends will begin at 10 a.m...

  • MADELINE DUNN

    Madeline Lucille Dunn, 95, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Nov. 21, 1919, in Lincoln County. She was the daughter of Edward and Nona (Gourley) ..

  • ‘Perk’ Reitemeier, K-State baseball star, dead at 86

    A former K-State baseball and basketball player died Sunday. C. G. “Perk” Reitemeier, Jr., 86, of Parsons, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at Labette Health in Parsons. A member of the All-Century K-State Baseball Team, he led the 1950 team with 65 innings pitched and 50 ..

  • ANITA TAYLOR

    Anita Taylor, 70, of St. George, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at her residence in St. George. She was born on July 19, 1944, in Manhattan, the daughter of Maynard and Georgia (Cyrene) Breese. Anita worked as a cook for Farm Bureau and also the ..

  • RICHARD ALLEN HARRIS

    Rick Harris, 66, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at The Good Shepard Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provide some of the following information. He was born Aug. 26, 1949, in Raytown, Mo. He was the son of Harley and Geraldine Harris and attended schools ..

  • MADELINE DUNN

    Madeline Dunn, 95, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on Nov. 21, 1919, in Lincoln County, the daughter of Edward and Nona (Gourley) Mathews. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced ..

  • ANITA TAYLOR

    Anita Taylor, 70, of St. George, Kansas, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at her residence in St. George. She was born on July 19, 1944, in Manhattan. She was the daughter of Maynard and Georgia (Cyrene) Breese. Complete obituary information is pending and will be ..

  • JOYCE CHRISTENSEN

    Joyce Marie Christensen, 74, of Leonardville, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. She was born on Oct. 25, 1940, in Fenwick, Mich. She was the daughter of William C. and Marjorie Grace (Frost) Loper. On Aug. 30, 1959, at Bridal Cave in Camdenton, ..

  • HELEN ANN COON

    Helen A. Coon, 95, of Wamego, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at Wamego Health Center. Helen was born Sept. 29, 1919, near St. George to William and Mary (Putnam) Dugan. On Nov. 27, 1939, Helen married Lawrence E. Coon. He preceded her in death in 2001. Her survivors ..

  • DICK RUSSELL

    Richard Harland “Dick” Russell, 88, of rural Manhattan, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan, as the result of injuries he sustained in an auto accident. The family provided the following information. Dick was born April 20, 1926, in ..

  • CHARLES E. BASHAM

    Charles Ellis “Chuck” Basham, 57, of Omaha, Neb., died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at his residence. The family provided the following information. He was born July 29, 1957, in Atlanta, the son of Edwin Wallace, Sr., and Mary Lou (Schovee) Basham of Manhattan. Chuck graduated ..

  • GERALD NELSON

    Gerald Dean Nelson, 76, of Manhattan, formerly of Blaine, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Manhattan. He was born on June 27, 1938, in Manhattan, the son of Frank J. and Velma Edwards Nelson. For many years, he was a tool pusher in the oil ..

  • JOYCE CHRISTENSEN

    Joyce Marie Christensen, 74, of Leonardville died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. She was born on Oct. 25, 1940, in Fenwick, Mich., the daughter of William C. and Marjorie Grace (Frost) Loper. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral in ..

  • DICK RUSSELL

    Richard Harland “Dick” Russell, 88, of rural Manhattan, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan, as the result of injuries he sustained in an auto accident. Dick was born April 20, 1926, in Green. Complete obituary and service information ..

  • VINCENT ELLIOTT “MIKE” GILLESPIE

    Vincent Elliott “Mike” Gillespie, 86, of Manhattan, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. He was born on Feb. 7, 1928, in Boston, Mass. Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Gillespie of the home; daughter, Kathryn Nell Gillespie Seltzer and ..

  • MARY (HELTON) SHAVER

    Mary (Helton) Shaver, 90, of Wamego, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at her home.  Private family services will be held a later date...

  • MERRITT MAX WRIGHT

    The Rev. Merritt Max Wright, 94, of Topeka, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Emporia. He was born Feb. 21, 1920, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was the younger of two sons born to the Rev. Herbert Thomas and Eda Zeloa (Young) Wright. He grew ..

  • BILL J. FAITH

    Bill J. “Bodie” Faith, 91, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the information. He was born on March 22, 1923, in Manhattan. He was the son of Oliver W. and Alta (..

  • BETTY ZENGER

    Betty L. (Burt) Zenger, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, surrounded by her family at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan after a lengthy illness. The family provided some of the following information She will be forever remembered by sons, Steve and ..


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