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  • Renowned sculptor Streeter, dead at 79, had Manhattan ties

    Tal Streeter, an internationally renowned sculptor who spent his childhood in Manhattan, died at age 79 in Santa Fe, N.M., on April 17, The Mercury learned Monday. Streeter’s career was marked by a fascination with the sky, the clouds and ..

  • GLORIA SALBERG

    Gloria M. Salberg, 84, of Manhattan, died Saturday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born June 24, 1929. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home...

  • BEN WEST

    Earl “Ben” West, Jr. 94, of Manhattan, died Sunday at Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. He was born July 29, 1919, in Manhattan. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502...

  • JOAN PAGE

    Joan Page, 72, died Sunday at Midland Hospice in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. Joan was born on Aug. 31, 1941, in Enid, Okla. She was the daughter of Ralph Zickefoose and Veva (Kuykendahl) Zickefoose. She grew up on ..

  • LYDIA THOMASON

    Lydia Blanch Thomason, 58, of Andover, died Easter Sunday due to an automobile accident. The family provided some of the following information. She was born in France on March 7, 1956, the daughter of Howard and Josiane (Louis) Sweeney. Lydia and Ron Thomason ..

  • ADA HONEYCUTT

    Ada Mae Honeycutt, 86, died Friday at Sunset Home in Concordia. She was born Oct. 5, 1927, in Blue Rapids, the daughter of Harry M. and Lois Faye Craft. Survivors include her son, Keven Honeycutt and wife, Debbie, of Concordia; two granddaughters, Lori ..

  • VIRGINIA BALL

    Virginia Ball, 86 years, 5 months and 3 days, of Cottage Grove, Ore.,  died Wednesday. She was born Sunday, Nov. 27, 1927, in Lincoln, Neb., to Hervey and Lucille (McKinnon) Ball. She is survived by her husband, Herbert Dean “Cork” Ball and daughter, A. ..

  • KELLY HEPTIG

    Kelly G. Heptig died Wednesday after a courageous battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Jan. 13, 1960, the youngest child of William and Patricia (Noll) Heptig, formally of Flush. After high school, Kelly went ..

  • KRISTOPHER LUGINBILL

    Kristopher B. Luginbill, 27, Bentonville, Ark., died Monday. He was born Nov. 27, 1986, in Manhattan to Tony and Lana Luginbill. He is survived by his parents, brothers Hayden and Qwentin Luginbill, grandparents Janice and Dennis Luginbill of Bella Vista, Ark.,  Norma ..

  • RUTH ANN GROTHJAN

    Ruth Ann Grothjan, 91, Wamego, died Wednesday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House of Manhattan. Ruth was born on her family’s farm near Wamego on March 14, 1923, the daughter of Julius C. and Alberta K. (Vinnedge) Sauer. She attended Wamego schools ..

  • HAZEL (KEEN) ROBERTS

    Hazel (Keen) Roberts, 91, died Tuesday at the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Aug. 17, 1922, in Fostoria, the daughter of Otis Ellsworth and Grace Thurza (Nelson) Keen. Hazel graduated from ..

  • KELLY HEPTIG

    Kelly G. Heptig, 54, died Wednesday after a courageous battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Jan. 13, 1960, the youngest child of William and Patricia (Noll) Heptig, formerly of Flush. After high school, Kelly went ..

  • HAZEL (KEEN) ROBERTS

    Hazel (Keen) Roberts, 91, died Tuesday at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Fostoria. Funeral service information and a complete obituary are pending and will be released later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, ..

  • CECILIA DENNING

    Cecilia Delores (Birzer) Denning, 89, a long-time resident of Russell, died on April 25, 2014, at Trinity Manor Nursing Home in Dodge City.  Cecilia was born on June 9, 1924, in Barton County near Ellinwood.  She was the 15th of 18 children born to ..

  • ELAINE LINDSTROM

    Elaine Mary Lindstrom, 91, of Riley, died April 26, 2014, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. She was born on April 19, 1923, on the Greenfield family farm southwest of Leonardville, the daughter of August and Lillian (Greenfield) Trumpp. She was baptized in the Fairview Presbyterian ..

  • MIKE HOLMES

    Michael D. “Mike” Holmes, 34, of St. George, died April 25, 2014, as the result of a dirt bike accident in Waynoka, Okla. He was born May 30, 1979, in Manhattan, the son of Donald E. and Nancy H. (Huyser) Holmes. Mike worked with his ..

  • IRMA JEAN FALLON

    Irma Jean “Irmie” Fallon, died Saturday, April 19, at the age of 85 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House following an extended illness with Alzheimer’s disease.  Irmie was born on the family farm near Manson, Iowa on Jan. 29, 1929, to parents ..

  • JOHN LEWIS SCHLESENER

    John Lewis Schlesener, 78, of Herington, died Wednesday at Herington Municipal Hospital. He was born May 28, 1935, in Boise City, Okla. the son of Norman Charles and Helen Ruth (Johnson) Schlesener. A memorial service will take place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. ..

  • LYDIA BLANCH THOMASON

    Lydia Blanch Thomason, 58, of Andover, died Easter Sunday. The family provided some of the following information. She was born in France on March 7, 1956, the daughter of Howard and Josiane (Louis) Sweeney. Lydia and Ron Thomason were united in marriage on ..

  • DAVID J. BEIER

    David J. Beier, 63, of Boelus, Neb., died April 17at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer. David was born on Feb. 9, 1951, at Grand Island, Neb., the son of Weldon R. and Marie C. (Schlick) Beier. David was the third ..


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