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  • WILLIAM EVERETT WILSON

    William Everett “Bill” Wilson, 73, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at his home.  The family provided the following information. Bill was born May 5, 1941, in Red Oak, Iowa, the son of Frank and Enid (Snodgrass) Wilson. He was baptized at the ..

  • RICHARD WELLS

    Richard Clinton Wells II, 69, of Los Angeles, died Friday, March 7, 2014, after a lengthy illness. The family provided some of the following information. He was born March 17, 1944, in Manhattan, the son of Richard C. and Bess M. (Swenson) Wells. He graduated ..

  • NORMA I. BERG

    Norma Irene Berg, 92, of Manhattan died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Lyle House at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Jan. 27, 1922, on a farm near Montrose, the daughter of Albert William and Susan ..

  • DAVID M. BARRY

    David M. Barry, 32, of San Antonio, died in 2013. He was born July 30, 1981 to Anthony and Mahilea (Woodyard) Barry in St. Louis. He married Amy Kloppenberg in 2010. They divorced in 2011. He is survived by his two daughters, Mareie and Thalia Barry, ..

  • GENEVIEVE WERTZBERGER

    Genevieve J. Wertzberger, 86, died on Monday, June 16, 2014. She was born on Jan. 16, 1927. Genevieve lived most of her life in Manhattan. For the last two years, she lived in Boca Raton, Fla. She is survived by her son, Robert M. Sapp ..

  • ESTHER ELLIOTT

    Esther Pauline Elliott, 86, of Plains died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. She was born Nov. 21, 1927, with her twin sister Fern in Las Vegas, N.M., to Loury and Vella Nelson Correll. Esther married Jack Elliott ..

  • NORMA I. BERG

    Norma Irene Berg, 92, of Manhattan died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Lyle House at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community. She was born Jan. 27, 1922, on a farm near Montrose. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz ..

  • JOHN MICHAEL SCHUBERT

    John Michael Schubert, 55, of Leavenworth, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo., after a nine-month battle with brain cancer. The family provided the following information. He was born Dec. 22, 1958, in Bethpage, N.Y., the ..

  • DAYLON ELMER AUSTIN

    Daylon “Dee” Elmer Austin, 82, of Wamego, died Monday, June 16, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Dee was born Jan. 5, 1932 in Cherokee, Iowa, the son of Daylon Curtis ..

  • RUSSEL WEISBENDER

    Russel Eugene Weisbender, 63, of Manhattan, died Monday, June 9, 2014 in Abaco, Marsh Harbor, Bahamas while snorkeling. The family provided some of the following information. Russel was born on May 19, 1951, in Manhattan to Alphonse and Violet (Kramer) Weisbender. Russel attended Manhattan Seven ..

  • CORY LEE WARREN

    Cory Lee Warren, 26, formerly of Uniontown, and more recently of Marion, Ill., died Monday, June 9, 2014 in a car accident in Carbondale, Ill. He was born Aug. 6, 1987, the son of Joseph William and Shirley Kay (Johnson) Warren. He married Kristina Suzanne ..

  • SHERRY BALLEW

    Sherry Lynn (Pearl) Ballew, 61, died Friday, June 13, 2014 with her family at her side. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Feb. 14, 1953, in Maysville to LaVerne and Doris Raynor Pearl. Sherry married her best friend, Bill ..

  • JANICE NOWAK

    Janice Nowak, 84, of Blue Rapids, died at Cambridge Place in Marysville on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Janice was born April 16, 1930, near Superior, Neb., to Robert F. and Mary Jo (Snyder) Schurman. On Dec. 5, 1948, she married John D. Nowak at Effingham. He passed ..

  • SHIRLEY BLETSCHER

    Shirley Bletscher, 82, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Medicalodge in Clay Center. She was born Dec. 14, 1931, in Clay Center, the daughter of Wayne and Naomi (Yocum) Dunable. Shirley grew up in Clay Center.  She married Merton Bletscher on March 10, 1971, and ..

  • ROY SMITH

    Roy Wesley Smith, 89, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House.  A resident over 50 years in Anaheim and Brea, Calif., he was born Feb. 1, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio to Katherine (Traud) and George Downing Smith.  On Feb. 4, 1950, Roy ..

  • HELEN M. JOHNSTON

    Helen M. Johnston, 92, of Blue Rapids, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. The family provided the following information. Helen was born June 4, 1922, at Irving, to Joseph and Clara A. (Skalla) Nowak.  She graduated from ..

  • WAYNE R. HALLER

    Wayne R. Haller, 87, of Manhattan and formerly of Leonardville, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Mr. Haller was born on Jan. 4, 1927 on a farm south of Randolph, the son ..

  • BILL SMITH

    Bill Smith, 50, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. The family provided the following information. He was born on Feb. 7, 1964 in Milford, Del., the son of James Courtland and AnnaMay (Pavlik) Smith Jr.  Bill was an electrician ..

  • WAYNE HALLER

    Wayne Haller, 87, of Manhattan and formerly of Leonardville, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley...

  • MARIETTA BARR

    Marietta Elizabeth Barr, 94, of Wamego, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at the Valley Vista Good Samaritan Center.  Marietta was born on Sept. 18, 1919, in rural Flush. She married Russell N. Barr on Feb. 9, 1945.  He preceded her in death. Marietta was a ..


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