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  • BILL SMITH

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

  • STEVEN SWANDER

    Steven (Steve) R. Swander, 60, of Wamego, formerly of Manhattan, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at his home. The family provided some of the following information. Steve was born Sept. 1, 1953, in Osborne, the son of Stanley and Shirley (Thornburg) Swander. As a young ..

  • MARILENA FERGUSON

    Marilena Hedrick Ferguson, 83, a resident of Manhattan since 1960, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at her home. The family provided some of the following information. They said she died peacefully, surrounded by her family. Marilena was born on March 20, 1931, in Chickasha, Okla., to ..

  • Lila Jones

    Lila J. Jones, 81, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Oct. 22, 1932, in Minneapolis, the daughter of Harold Robert and Gladys Alberta (Conklin) Morgan.  She ..

  • Robert Foster

    Robert Franklin Foster, 87, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Flower Mound, Texas at his assisted living after a six-day stay in the hospital because of a fall. Robert was born June 2, 1926, in Midwest, Wyo. A Memorial Mass will be 9 a.m., Saturday, ..

  • Wilburn Nelson

    L. Wilburn Nelson, 95, of Manhattan, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at his residence. He was born on Aug. 19, 1918, in Morganville, the son of Carl M. and Leda L. (Holte) Nelson. Wilburn was raised in Morganville where he attended local schools, graduating from ..

  • Perry Stonehocker

    Perry Gilbert Stonehocker, 96, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014,  in Fayetteville, N.Y.,  surrounded by his family. He was born in Finney County on June 30, 1917, the son of Perry and Hannah (Reynolds) Stonehocker. Perry was raised on the family farm, east ..

  • Carole Green

    Carole Green, 75, of Manhattan, died Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born Feb. 3, 1939, in Manhattan, the daughter of Herbert and Nell Gaede. She was a Manhattan High School graduate class of 1956. She was a ..

  • WARREN RICKSON

    Warren George Rickson died Monday, June 2, 2014, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. The family provided the following information. Warren was born on July 6, 1924, to George and Ellen (Blomquist) Rickson in his parents’ farm house near the Rose Hill School, located ..

  • JAMES DEES

    James L. Dees, 77, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Thorne Care Center, Hutchinson. He was born Nov. 1, 1936, in Milo, Mo., to Charlie R. and Rosie (Foreman) Dees. James lived in Manhattan, McPherson and Hutchinson. He received his Associates in Art in 2012 from ..

  • LILA JONES

    Lila J. Jones, 81, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She was born on Oct. 22, 1932, in Minneapolis, Kan. Memorial service information and a complete obituary are pending and will be released later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 ..

  • RHODA CULBERTSON

    Rhoda Grace Johanna Culbertson, 63, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Her savior, Jesus Christ, has destroyed death and brought life and immortality to her through the Gospel.&..

  • KEVIN WAYNE CROW

    Kevin Wayne Crow, 51, of Shawnee, died Sunday, June 1, 2014, at his home. The family provided the following information. As a teenager growing up in Topeka, Kevin could usually be found at the local golf course with his brother and friends playing 36..

  • JOANN McINTOSH

    JoAnn McIntosh, 66, of Manhattan, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. She was born on June 28, 1947 at Chadron, Neb., the daughter of Leo Henry and Ruth Elizabeth (Reece) Kistler. JoAnn ..

  • CANYON L. KELLY

    Canyon L. Kelly, 12, of Fort Mohave, Ariz., died Friday, May 30, 2014, in a one vehicle accident north of Waterville. The family provided the following information. Canyon was born May 23, 2002, in Kingman, Ariz, to Dempsey A. Kelly and Tiffany A. (Birka) Kelly.&..

  • ELMER G. HODGES

    Elmer G. Hodges, 76, of St. George, died Sunday, June 1, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born on March 25, 1938, in St. George,  the son of Carl and Mary (Zarger) Hodges.  Elmer was a lifetime area ..

  • JANE V. SOLTS SUTTON ELIAS

    Jane V. Elias, 93, of Manhattan, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. The family provided the following information. Jane Virginia Solts was born Oct. 5, 1920, in Beatrice, Neb., the only child of the late Vallora B. and Zilpah B. ..

  • WARREN G. RICKSON

    Warren G. Rickson, 89,  of Topeka and formerly of Manhattan, died Monday, June 2, 2014,  at Stormont-Vail in Topeka. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley...

  • RHODA CULBERTSON

    Rhoda Culbertson, 63, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on June 12, 1950. Complete service times and obituary information are pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, ..

  • LES WALLACE

    Les Wallace, 68, of Manhattan died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Aug. 15, 1945, in Winfield, the son of Clifford Esker and Elizabeth Rose (Higbee) Wallace. Mr. ..


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