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  • JESSE SETTLER

    Jesse Settler, 91, of Manhattan, died Friday, May 16, 2014 at Via Chrisi Village in Manhattan.  Mr. Settler was born Aug. 14, 1922. He was a civil engineer at Fort Riley. Services will be announced at a later date with the complete obituary.  ..

  • GORDON R. BARR

    Gordon Ray Barr, 73, of Keats, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Dec. 30, 1940 in Hollenberg, the son of Dean and Gladys (Taylor) Barr. He grew ..

  • IVADELL ANN CHRISTIAN

    Ivadell Ann Christian, 79, of Concordia, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Mesa, Ariz. The family provided some of the following information. She was born April 25, 1935, to Albert and Lillian (Noltensmier) Hein at Wessington Springs, S.D. Ivadell was baptized and confirmed at ..

  • FRANK COMBS

    Frank Ford Combs, 82, of Glen Allen Va., formerly of Manhattan, St. Louis and many other places he called home as he lived a storied life traveling the world in the military, died in his sleep Sunday, May 11, 2014. Frankie, as he ..

  • JOE EVERETT MIKULECKY

    Joe E. Mikulecky, 74, of Alma, died Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Stormont-Vail HealthCare in Topeka, one day after his birthday. Joe was born May 9, 1940 in Clay Center, the son of Henry “Hank” and Velma (Mundis) Mikulecky. Joe attended elementary and high school ..

  • JIM HALE

    Jim H. Hale, 72, of Dewey, Ariz., died Sunday, May 11, 2014 at his home. He was born in Amarillo, Texas on July 28, 1941, the son of Ham and Ruth Hale. Jim attended school in Amarillo and started a career with the Furr’s ..

  • ROY F. GOOD III

    Roy F. “Bud” Good III, 70, of Grove, Okla., died Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was a former resident of the Manhattan area. He was born on Dec.31, 1943, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of ..

  • ANNE CALDWELL

    Anne N. (Bowman) Caldwell, 87, of Manhattan, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at Westy Community Care Home in Westmoreland. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Oct. 2, 1926 in Manhattan, daughter of Herman and Martha (Hatch) Bowman. She resided in ..

  • WALTER NED HARRIS

    Walter Ned Harris, 86, of Forsyth, Mo., died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at his residence. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Jan. 19, 1928, in Macomb, Ill., to William Howe and Florence (Roblyer) Harris. He attended school in Louisville, ..

  • WESLEY TARWATER

    Wesley H. Tarwater, 90, of Lincoln, Neb., died Tuesday, May 6, 2014. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on March 16, 1924, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Everett Sidney and Bertha May (Dupree) Tarwater. Wes served in the Navy after ..

  • RAYMOND GARCIA

    Raymond Henry “Poncho” Garcia, 75, of Wamego, formerly of Onaga, died Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Stormont-Vale Regional Heath Care in Topeka. Poncho was born Jan. 24, 1939 in St. Joseph, Mo., the son of Benito and Marie Refugio Garcia.  He graduated in 1957 from ..

  • CLEO SMERCHEK

    Cleo J. Smerchek, 89, of Blue Rapids, died at the Blue Valley Nursing Home on Monday, May 12, 2014. Cleo was born May, 30, 1924 in Oketo to William and Ethel (Stanberry) Taylor.  She graduated from Beattie High School in 1941 and worked at the ..

  • MERWIN JENSEN

    Merwin Leon Jensen, 75, died at home in Wamego on Friday, May 9, 2014. Cremation is planned with memorial services to be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, at the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Wamego, with Reverend Jim Mayes officiating. Private family ..

  • SHIRLEY TALBOTT

    Shirley Talbott, 78, of Ogden, died on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at a hospice in Tomball, Texas. She was born July 15, 1935, in Farmington, Maine, the daughter of the late Walter and Gladys (Coltey) Hatch. On April 24, 1970, she married the late Donald Talbott. She ..

  • MERWIN JENSEN

    Merwin Leon Jensen, 75, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at home in Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. He was born in Denver on May 9, 1939, to Harley R. and Carla E. Jensen. Merwin and his parents returned to rural Ruskin, ..

  • IVALEE SCHELL

    Ivalee Schell, 91, of Manhattan, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at her residence. The family provided some of the following information. She was born July 13, 1922, in Natoma, the daughter of Harvey and Beulah (Zimmerman) McFadden. She moved to Manhattan from Beloit in 1968. Ivalee ..

  • Sheryl Klobasa

    Sheryl A. Klobasa, 59, died of a sudden illness on May 9, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. They said Sheryl never expressed pain and was surrounded by her loved ones at her ..

  • Eugenia Fittell

    Eugenia Louise (Grob) Fittell, 99, of Shawnee, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Comfort Care Home in Overland Park, KS. She was born on Sept. 4, 1914, in Randolph. Arrangements are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley...

  • Merwin Jensen

    Merwin L. Jensen, 75, of Wamego, died May 9, 2014, at his residence. He was born May 9, 1939, in Denver. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502...

  • Kathryn Bork

    Kathryn (Katie) Elizabeth Bork, 97, died May 9, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Home in Springfield, Ill. The family provided some of the following information. They said Kathryn died peacefully. Kathryn was born on June 13, 1916 in Freeport, Ill., to Esrom Harry and Margaret ..


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