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  • CHARLENE MAE LIND

    Charlene Mae Lind died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Pleasant View Home in Inman. She was born Dec. 23, 1932, in Manhattan, the daughter of Francis and Lucille Mordy. She was a 1950 graduate of Manhattan High School and a 1954 graduate of Kansas State University. ..

  • LAUREL HOWARD

    Laurel O. “Barney” Howard, 94, of Wamego, formerly of Eskridge, died on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Valley Vista Good Samaritan Center.  He served in the United States Army Air Corp as a radio mechanic during WWII in the European Theatre. ..

  • GLORIA MAE SALBERG

    Gloria Mae Salberg, 84, of Manhattan, died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on June 24, 1929, in Junction City to Marie and John Ehlers. She attended grade schools in Riley County and graduated from Manhattan ..

  • LAUREL HOWARD

    Laurel O. “Barney” Howard, 94, of Wamego, formerly of Eskridge, died on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Valley Vista Good Samaritan Center.  He served in the United States Army Air Corp as a radio mechanic during WWII in the European Theatre. ..

  • CHESTER ABITZ

    Chester Theodore Abitz, 94, of Wheaton, died Sunday, May 4, 2014,  at the Westy Community Care Home. Chester was born on Dec. 2, 1919, in rural Wheaton, the son of Wilhelm and Helena Hinzman Abitz.  He was a farmer and stockman on the ..

  • BEN WEST

    Earl “Ben” West, Jr., 94, of Manhattan, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. He was born July 29, 1919, in Manhattan, the son of Earl Benjamin Jr. and Eunice Eldessie (Custer) West. After graduating from Manhattan High School in 1938, Ben ..

  • DORIS McMANUS

    Doris McManus, 76, of Manhattan, died Monday, May 5, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She was born Oct. 3, 1937, in Union Town, Ark. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502...

  • 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, ..


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