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  • 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 ..

  • DEAN K. SAVAGE

    Dean Kent Savage, 82, of Barnes, died at Hanover Hospital on Tuesday.  He was born Dec, 2, 1931, northwest of Barnes, in the family home, to Fred and Eunice (Wilkinson) Savage.  He married Faye P. Vathauer on June 16, 1957. Survivors include his ..

  • BETTY HAUG

    Betty (Elizabeth) Josephine (Spangler) Haug, 82, Manhattan, died Saturday morning, April 19, 2014, at her home. The family provided some of the following information. Betty was born on May 8, 1931 in Okmulgee, Okla., and raised in Chicago. She graduated from St. Nicholas Tolentine Grade ..

  • MAURICE STARK

    Maurice Earl “Buzz” Stark, 80, of Manhattan, died at Good Shepherd Hospice in Manhattan on Friday, March 28, after a short struggle with cancer. He was born on Nov. 12, 1933, in Topeka, the son of Robert Morton and Alice Lorene Brown Stark. A ..

  • BETTY ANDERSON

    Elizabeth Belle “Betty” Anderson, 84, of Manhattan, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. She was born on Dec.10, 1929, in Manhattan, the daughter of John William and Thelma W. (Kelly) Bostick. Betty was raised in Manhattan where she ..

  • Mark Chapman

    Mark A. Chapman died Friday at his home in Cat Spring, Texas. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Jan. 18, 1943, in Clay Center, the son of Leo and Irene (McCully) Chapman. He grew up near Broughton, ..

  • Mary Pfanenstiel

    Mary Pfanenstiel died Thursday at her home in Dallas surrounded by her daughters. Mary was born in Manhattan on June 26, 1938 to William A. Patzell Sr. and Mary Dale Patzell. The family provided some of the following information. Mary was preceded ..

  • Betty Anderson

    Elizabeth Belle “Betty” Anderson, 84, of Manhattan, died Friday evening, April 18, 2014, at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. She was born on Dec. 10, 1929, in Manhattan, and had spent most of her lifetime in the Manhattan community. Additional obituary information and service ..

  • Irma Fallon

    Irma Jean Fallon, 85, Manhattan, died Saturday morning at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on Jan. 29, 1929 on the family farm near Manson, Iowa. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen ..

  • Harold Steege

    Harold Gene Steege, 58, of Alma, died Thursday, April 17 in rural Wabaunsee County as a result of a construction accident. Harold was born April 9, 1956, in Wamego, the son of Arnold and Doris Mossman Steege. Harold worked on the family farm southeast ..

  • Betty Haug

    Betty (Elizabeth) Josephine (Spangler) Haug, 82, Manhattan, died Saturday morning at her home. The family provided some of the following information. Betty was born on May 8, 1931 in Okmulgee, Okla., and raised in Chicago. She graduated from St. Nicholas Tolentine Grade School ..

  • Ruth Ann Bridgewater

    Ruth Ann Bridgewater, 82, of Wamego and formerly of Topeka died Tuesday at her home surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was born June 10, 1931 in Chapman, the daughter of Lorraine and Edith (Matthews) Kelly. Ruth married Erv Bussart Sr. They later ..

  • PHILIP SESTER

    Philip Lawrence ‘Larry’ Sester, 74, of rural Wamego, died Tuesday in Topeka. Larry was born March 31, 1940, in Wamego. He was the son of Sylvester and Mildred Immenschuh Sester. He attended local schools and graduated from Wamego High School then served for ..


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