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  • JAMES RIAT

    James Riat, 86, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City, Iowa. He was born on June 27, 1928, in rural Belvue. On Aug. 11, 1973, James married Arvella (Rahjes) Baker. She preceded him in death in 2013. James is survived by his ..

  • ELAINE MEDEIROS

    Florence “Elaine” (Worrel) Medeiros, 81, of Wamego, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at the Midland Care Hospice in Topeka. Elaine was born Jan. 9, 1933, in Wamego, the daughter of Clarence E. Worrel and Violet Ruth Holey Worrel. She was raised in Zeandale and graduated ..

  • LURYE EMIG

    Lurye Emig, 91, died on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan. Lurye was born May 26, 1923, in Giltner, Neb. to Harry Franklin Root and Lillie Mae Gannon and spent her childhood in rural Dickinson County near Enterprise. Lurye was ..

  • CECELIA LOUISE ZOELLER

    Cecelia Louise (Bennett) Zoeller, 84, of Westmoreland, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The family provided the following information. Cecelia was born on Aug. 27, 1930, in Wheaton. Cecelia worked 30 years for the McCall Pattern Company.  She married Melvin Zoeller, who preceded her in death. ..

  • ALEXANDER SPARHAWK BASCOM

    Alexander Sparhawk Bascom, 18, of Manhattan, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, on his home property on Kitten Creek Road. The family provided the following information. Alexander was born on June 13, 1996, in Mbingo, Cameroon, the son of Nathanael Daniel and Marcia Kay (Sloan) Bascom. ..

  • ATSUSHI HAZELTON

    Atsushi “Rikk” Hazelton, 58, of Saint Joseph, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Saint Joseph. The family provided the following information. He was born Dec. 1, 1955, in Okinawa, Japan, and has lived in the United States since 1964. He graduated from Junction City High ..

  • 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 ..


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